Coventry University will operate a pop-up vaccination clinic on its Coventry campus from 5th September, offering first or second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to staff and students who are yet to receive them.
The vaccinations are provided free of charge as part of the UK’s wider vaccination programme. Anyone aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination for free, regardless of nationality or immigration status.
Run by the university’s on-campus medical centre, the pop-up clinic will be based in the George Eliot Building opposite The Hub.
People accessing the pop-up clinic will not be required to make an appointment or be registered with a GP. However, they will be encouraged to register with one as it will mean they can book an appointment to receive their vaccine at a time and location that suits them and access a full range of medical services.
They can also book appointments online through the National Booking Service, and staff at the on-campus pop-up clinic will be able to provide advice on registering with a GP practice on the day if requested.
Professor Ian Marshall, Coventry University deputy vice-chancellor and chief operating officer, said: ‘The pop-up clinic will help make our students, staff, and wider communities safer. Vaccinations protect COVID-19 as vaccinated people are less likely to spread COVID-19 to people they contact. The COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict safety, quality, and effectiveness standards.’
‘We hope colleagues and students will find that the pop-up facility in Coventry provides a useful option if they are yet to receive vaccinations, and I thank the university community for doing everything they can to protect themselves and each other as we strive to provide a safe environment for all those using our campuses.’
The latest government guidance states adults in England who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are no longer required to self-isolate if they have been in close contact with a positive case – as long as they received their final dose of an MHRA-approved vaccine in the UK vaccination programme at least 14 days previously.