STUDENTS from the North West Regional College will be able to receive their vaccines at the Strabane campus today (Monday, September 20).
Mobile vaccination centres began visiting Further Education Colleges at the start of this week in a bid to encourage more young people to get innoculated.
The vaccine pop-ups are also open to anyone aged 16 and above who are not enrolled at the college but would like to avail of the jab. The clinic will be open to the public from 2-5pm today.
Leo Murphy, principal and chief executive of North West Regional College said, “It is fantastic to welcome the pop-up vaccination clinics to our college campuses and bring the vaccine right to our students, giving them convenient access to this service as they attend their lectures, seminars and classes.”
Karen Moore, lead of the Covid Champions Group for the six Further Education Colleges added, “We have been working with our students to remind learners face masks and social distancing are still required on college grounds. We are also encouraging students to use Lateral Flow Tests as an extra precaution. Over the next weeks, staff will be onsite to provide students with advice and information about the vaccine and how to remain Covid safe while on campus. We have been working in partnership with the Public Health Agency and local health trusts to ensure students have the best access to the vaccine and the ‘Jabathon’ means students will not have far to go to get jabbed as the new academic year begins. We are very pleased to be playing our part in the Covid-19 fight back and look forward to welcoming our health colleagues onto our campuses to help get the jab done.”