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Pop-up vaccination clinic for staff and students launching from Friday 17 September

14th September 2021

As Solent University welcomes students and staff back on campus for the start of the new academic year, it will operate a pop-up vaccination clinic on campus, offering first or second doses of the vaccine to those not yet vaccinated.  

Run by the St Mary’s GP Surgery, nurses from the practice will also be offering advice and answering questions about Covid-19 vaccinations and testing, and will be happy to talk about any other medical issues. 

In addition, new students will also be able to register with a GP from the surgery, allowing them to access a full range of medical services.

Solent University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Stanton, says: “We are strongly encouraging all staff and students who are able to receive the vaccine to do so – and we hope that this pop-up facility will be useful to all, as we strive to continue providing a safe environment for all those using our campuses and our wider community.”

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.  

The pop-up clinic will be based on the ground floor of the old SU building, next to the car park and HC building, from Friday 17 September until Friday 1 October 2021, weekdays only, between 10am - 4pm.

The vaccinations are provided free of charge as part of the UK’s wider vaccination programme. Anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of their nationality or immigration status.