Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell has said that a pop-up vaccination centre will open on the DCU campus from next week which will serve both students and staff.
“Young people have played a hugely significant role in stopping the spread of the virus to date and we have also seen an impressive take-up rate of the vaccine among this same cohort,” Deputy Farrell said.
“However, we must make it as easy as possible to avail of the vaccine and provide the opportunity to international students who may not yet of had the chance to get vaccinated.
“DCU will host one of 9 pop-up clinics on campuses across the country, including Trinity College Dublin, and provide for first and second doses of the vaccine.”
“A significant number of free face masks will also be provided in over 200 locations across the State, which will continue to encourage people to continue adhere to public health guidelines.”
Announcing the clinics Minister Simon Harris said:
“Next week, thousands of students will start college for the first time. It is an incredibly exciting time for our third level sector.
“To coincide with this, my Department and the HSE have been working together to ensure we are doing everything we can to make our third level campuses as safe as is possible.”