As part of its ongoing commitment to the health and safety of the University community, Brock has added new dates for its student COVID-19 vaccination clinics planned for September.
The new clinic dates are an extension of the vaccination clinics that have been hosted by Brock’s Student Health Services on campus since June.
Last week, the Province of Ontario directed the establishment of vaccine mandates for all universities and colleges, as well as for the health-care and public service sectors, and other areas. The Government of Canada is introducing vaccine mandates for broad sections of the economy and country including for the public service, air travel passengers and others.
Brock University announced earlier this month that it will require COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty, staff and visitors who wish to access campus this fall. More information is available on the University’s FAQ page, which will be updated as additional details become available.
“On top of providing on-site Moderna vaccines for students, Student Health Services is now able to offer Pfizer vaccines to Brock students under 18,” said Mehroon Kassam, Brock’s Manager of Student Health Services and Personal Counselling. “This is in alignment with Brock’s efforts to keep students safe this fall.”
Clinics offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7. Appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. and can be booked by clicking here.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available to students under the age of 18, with clinics running on Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8. Appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. and can be booked by clicking here.
All clinics will be held in Student Health Services, housed in Harrison Hall on Brock’s main campus.
Kassam said the on-campus clinics have been “very successful over the summer,” with more than 1,000 students registering to get the vaccine at Brock.
For students looking for more information or with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, a team of COVID-19 nurses is available through Student Health Services.
They can be reached by emailing Covid19nurse@brocku.ca or calling 905-688-5550 x3243.
In addition to hosting its own clinics, Brock has supported Niagara Region Public Health with on-campus public vaccination clinics, is continuing to engage in an awareness campaign about the importance of getting vaccinated, and is providing regular COVID-19 updates on The Brock News and social media.
The University has put in place a number of measures in preparation for a safe return to campus this fall, including making significant improvements to campus ventilation systems, using a booking system for access to recreational and other space, and increasing student wellness services.