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Oxford University opens vaccination centre for students

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Oxford University opens vaccination centre for students at University Club on Mansfield Road
Oxford University opens vaccination centre for students at University Club on Mansfield Road.

Oxford University has opened a temporary vaccination centre for its undergraduate and taught postgraduate students who are yet to receive their first dose.

All students, including postgraduate research students, can receive a vaccine from the centre at the University Club on Mansfield Road from Monday 28 June.

The centre has been set up as part of a drive to increase vaccination levels in those aged between 18 and 24, amid a rise in cases of the Delta variant amongst that age group.

The centre will open 9.30am to 8.30pm seven days a week until at least Sunday 04 July, and will provide a walk-in service with no need to book in advance for first vaccination doses only.

Students are asked to wear a face-covering and bring their university card with them. If students are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, they must not attend. Although students will not be turned away if they don’t know their NHS number, they are advised to find it via the NHS lookup service before they arrive.

Initially, the centre will only be able to provide a total of 240 vaccinations per day. So students are advised to check the Oxford Students Twitter feed for the availability of vaccines before they set off.

In an email to students, the University reiterated the importance of limiting the spread of the virus at the end of term. 13 positive PCR tests were recorded by the testing service between 14-18 June. The email also reminded students to take two lateral flow tests a week and before attending social events.

Further information on getting vaccinated can be found on the student health pages, including information for the UK and international students who may need to get their second dose at another centre.

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