A showdown may be looming over forced vaccination for Covid-19 at universities. The South African Union of Students (SAUS) has warned that it will embark on protest action if institutions go ahead with their mandatory vaccination policy.
SAUS which is seeking legal advice on the matter says the Covid-19 vaccines have proven to be a trial and error. It adds that it is against students being used as experimental objects.
A number of universities including UCT, UWC and Rhodes have announced that students, academics and other staff will need to be vaccinated in order to physically be on campus.
According to Rhodes University those who apply successfully for an exemption would be required to take a weekly negative Covid-19 test at their own cost. This despite scientists having confirmed that the vaccine doesn’t prevent one from contracting or spreading the virus. It aids in reducing the severity of the illness.