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Update for students - 17 June 2021

Dear Students,

From tomorrow (Friday) all over 18s will be offered the opportunity to book a Covid vaccine appointment.

Booking your vaccinations

To book you must be registered with a UK GP surgery. If you are not already registered, you can register with the on-campus Medical Centre or check the national online site to select a different doctors’ surgery.

Once you are registered and have an NHS number you can book your vaccinations through the NHS vaccination booking portal to book your first and second jabs at a vaccination centre. You can use this service if you will be in different locations for your first and second jab. This service should be open to 18-year-olds from Friday 18th June at the latest.

Alternatively, you can call the NHS on 119, free of charge, between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week. You can use this service if you will be in different locations for your first and second jab. This service should be open to 18-year-olds from Friday 18th June at the latest.

The vaccines are effective against all variants currently of concern in the UK. Taking both doses is key. If you have already had your first dose, please make sure that you take up your second dose.

Like all medicines, the Covid vaccine can cause side effects, but not everyone gets them. Any side effects are usually mild and go away within a few days. If you do experience any effects and are concerned about assessments, Student Services (E: studentservices@lboro.ac.uk, T: 01509 222765) can offer you advice and support.

Importance of continued testing

Given the increase in the number of cases of Covid in the UK at the moment, it is important that you continue to be tested even if you have been vaccinated.

While you are at the University, you should continue to take twice weekly Covid tests, booked through our Connect and Protect service.

If you are symptomatic please book through Connect and Protect service and choose option 1 ‘Symptomatic’. You will be offered a PCR test and will get the results within a few hours. It is important that you do not attend the asymptomatic testing centre and that you self-isolate whilst waiting for your symptomatic PCR test results.