Around 100 students were vaccinated at the vaccine bus on campus as part of City’s Welcome Week’s activities this year

Published Thursday, 21st October, 2021 in University news

The bus, which was provided in partnership with Camden Council and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), offered new and returning students the chance to book and receive both their first or second jab of the Pfizer vaccine.

The bus also gave international students an opportunity to receive a UK-recognised vaccination.

City’s Nurse Advisor, Chris Barnes, shared:

“I am glad to see so many students receive their vaccine bus as they return or start at City.”

“While the vaccine does not guarantee you complete immunity, it will reduce the chances of you from becoming seriously ill and can also protect people around you.”

You are not required to have had the vaccines or show proof to come onto campus; however, we strongly encourage all members of our community to get the vaccine to help protect themselves and others. Please note, you may be required to show proof of being vaccinated or a negative lateral test, in other external venues, so make sure you check entry requirements.

If you have any questions, you can head to the Covid-19 FAQs on the Student Hub or email the University's Student Health Service.

Booking a Covid-19 vaccine elsewhere

If you were unable to come to the vaccine bus but would still like to get the vaccine, there are still many ways to do so:

  • Through your GP surgery - if you are registered with a GP, you'll be invited to book your vaccine through your GP.
  • Through National Testing Centres - you can book your vaccines at a location that is convenient for you on the NHS website.
  • If you aren't registered with a GP - while registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, you can also book your Covid-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.
    • If you need to register with a GP, you can use this guide to help you.
  • You can also attend a Walk-In centre which requires no prior booking or for you to be registered with a GP.

We understand you may have some questions or concerns about the vaccine - you can find further information by watching this information video from Dr. Enrique Castro-Sanchez from the School of Health Sciences and reading the NHS FAQs for students.

Complete City’s anonymous vaccine survey

As part of a national campaign, the University is running an anonymous survey, which aims to find out how many students have and have not been vaccinated against Covid-19.

This important survey will help the University continue their work with the NHS to support and facilitate vaccine access to students arriving in London at the start of term.

We would be grateful if you could complete the survey using this link.