Pop up vaccination centre to open on campus next Monday

The centre will be open next Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 8pm

A pop up vaccination centre is to open on campus next Monday.

The centre will be open next Monday and next Wednesday from 8:30am to 8pm both days. The centre will operate on a walk-in basis for all students and staff. 

College has said that the aim of the vaccination centre is to “maximise vaccine uptake in those who have not yet availed of vaccination, including international students” and to “build on the gains already achieved with the vaccine programme”. 

The clinic will provide first or second doses for students and staff.

Director of the College Health Service David McGrath said that “this is an excellent opportunity for our students and staff to get vaccinated to make our campus as safe as possible as we begin the new academic year”.

“I strongly encourage as many people as possible to participate in the vaccination programme” he continued. 

“It will be especially beneficial to our international students who may not have a recognised vaccination in Ireland.”

 

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Research Simon Harris and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly have set up 11 pop up centres in Colleges to help boost vaccination rates among students.

Trinity are asking students and staff to bring their Personal Public Service (PPS) number, their Eircode, phone number, email address and photo ID with them to avail of the centre. This photo ID can be a passport, driving licence, Garda age card or a student card.

Trinity opened its doors on September 6 for the first time since March 2020. Students have been returning to college campuses under the government’s Return to Campus plan. 

Ireland’s vaccination rate at the time of writing sits at over 85% of over 12 year olds and over 70% of the overall population fully vaccinated. 

Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw is current News Editor of Trinity News, and a Junior Sophister Sociology and Social Policy student. She previously served as Assistant News Editor.