Pop-Up Vaccine Centres Returning to Campus

Walk in vaccines will be offered at Central Hall and during Freshers' Fair.

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The University of York is partnering with Nimbuscare, who are coordinating York’s vaccine rollout, to set up a series of walk in vaccination clinics on Campus West.

For the first time, vaccinations will be offered at Central Hall and the Spring Lane Building.

The Central Hall vaccine centre will be open from 10am to 4pm from 28 to 30 September, as students return to York following the summer break.

Another vaccine centre in the Spring Lane Building will be open from 10am to 4pm during York’s Freshers’ Fair on 2 October.

YUSU President Patrick O’Donnell said: “I’m delighted that we’re working very closely with city partners to ensure that students and members of our local community have a chance to get vaccinated in the coming months.

“I’m proud that we’re an international university and city and it’s vital that people who may not have had a chance to be double jabbed yet don’t miss out.

“Students can find vaccine pop-ups at a variety of on-campus locations from Welcome Week onwards, including at our Freshers’ Fair.”

Walk in vaccinations have previously been offered at the York Sport Centre on Campus West and the Unity Health GP surgery on Campus East.

A University of York spokesperson said: “Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is one of the best ways we can look after ourselves and each other, and ensure the full in-person experience we would all like to see on campus.

“Our response to the pandemic has always been built on compassion and a strong community approach. That’s why, for Freshers’ Week and throughout term, we’re working with local NHS teams to set up pop-up vaccination clinics. These will be at the Freshers’ Fair, in student areas, and in the city centre.

“Our students have told us that the vast majority are fully or partially vaccinated, and we continue to encourage all students to test regularly and get fully vaccinated. Our centres on campus will improve accessibility to vaccines and offer support for those that need it.”

The Nimbuscare website says: “No appointment is needed, and you don’t need a GP registration or NHS number. You can simply walk in for your first dose, or for your second dose if it’s at least eight weeks since you had your first”.

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