The Department of Higher Education and Training has, through its Higher Health agency, established a district campus health and wellness mobile clinic healthcare programme to strengthen student health and wellness services at campuses in underprivileged communities.
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande on June 30 briefed the media on plans for the post-school education and training institutions following the implementation of the Adjusted Level 4 lockdown that has been in effect from June 28.
He said the clinics were key to managing cluster outbreaks across campuses.
“We are working closely with the Department of Health and the National Health Laboratory Services to enable early detection, isolation and further mitigation to prevent the spread of infection across our residences and campuses.
“I have instructed Higher Health to come up with a post-school education and training vaccination strategy that is aligned with the Department of Health’s phased national vaccine roll out strategy.
"The strategy will help to ensure access to vaccination for all our staff, including academia, management but importantly our frontline staff, at our residences, cleaning, security and other support staff,” Nzimande added.