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‘Jabbathon’ comes to South West College Omagh

The ‘Jabbathon’ vaccine promotion comes to Omagh’s South west College on September 14 and 16 , two of an extensive series of vaccination clinics for students.

The initiative will involve around 60 walk-in clinics in September covering some 30 campuses offering first doses to students across the North’s universities and Further Education colleges.

The clinics are being run by Health Trust vaccinator teams.

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72% of young people in the 18-29 age group in NI have now had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

The campus vaccination push is part of the ongoing vaccination push, as the overall take-up rate for first doses comes close to 90% of the adult population.

The Health Minister Robin Swann has urged students to get vaccinated.

He said, “I very much welcome the ‘Jabbathon’ initiative and thank all those across the health and further and higher education sectors for their work in making this happen.

“A growing number of young people have been coming forward to get their jab and I am sure this extensive programme of targeted walk-in clinics will further increase take-up.

 “By getting vaccinated, students will be playing a vital part in getting normality back reducing the threat of disruption to their education and all aspects of student life.”

 

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