Get vaccinated for COVID-19 on campus

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Vaccination clinics are now available at both Western University and Fanshawe College.

Fanshawe College will be hosting the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) for eight immunization clinics this fall. The clinics will run from Aug. 30-Sept. 24. All Fanshawe students, staff, contractors or volunteers who have not received a first or second dose are encouraged to attend.

Information for vaccination clinics at Fanshawe London campus (1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.) are as follows:

• Wednesday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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• Saturday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• Monday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Friday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All the clinics on Fanshawe London campus will be held in Room G104, except for on Orientation Day (Sept. 7) when the clinic will be located outdoors in a tent at the Orientation BBQ. The Orientation BBQ will be held in Merlin Field from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) President Ricardo Souza and Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin will be doing a live welcome at 3 p.m. and all current Fanshawe students are welcome to attend. 

Meanwhile, information for vaccination clinics at Fanshawe south campus (1060 Wellington Road) are as follows:

• Monday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

• Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

• Thursday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A special clinic will also be held on Monday, Aug. 30 specifically for apprentice students, though a time and location have not yet been confirmed. Apprentices can expect more information in an email soon.

The news of the on-campus vaccination clinics comes after Fanshawe previously mandated vaccines for students living in residence and varsity athletes. Fanshawe has not implemented mandatory vaccines for all, however they are encouraging everyone who can to get vaccinated if they plan to be on campus.

At Western University, where vaccines have been mandated for all, a clinic is available at the Graphic Services Building behind Saugeen-Maitland Hall. All students living in residence at Western are now required to have received their first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine within one week following their move-in date, or no later than Monday, Sept. 13. Second doses for students living in residence at Western are to be received by Tuesday, Oct. 12.

For more information, please contact health@nullmlhu.on.ca or visit the MLHU vaccination clinics website at healthunit.com/covid-19-vaccine.

UPDATE: This article includes information regarding COVID-19 vaccination policies at Fanshawe College. Since the publishing of this article, the college has announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory to attend campus in the fall. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated, or have an approved exemption, will be required to participate in testing. Visit fanshawec.ca/covid-19 for more information