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York St John University set to host pop-up Covid vaccine centre

Published: 18 June 2021

  •   Community

From Wednesday 30 June to Friday 2 July, a pop-up vaccination centre will open to residents and York based students, as the University partners with primary care provider Nimbuscare. 

The site, run by Nimbuscare, will facilitate both pre-booked and walk-in appointments at Foss Sports Hall on the University’s Lord Mayor’s Walk campus.  

It will open from 4.30pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 30 June, from 12pm to 4pm on Thursday 1 July, and from 8.30am to 7.30pm on Friday 2 July. Eligible individuals who are 18 or older will be invited to book their vaccine via text message from Nimbuscare.   

Anyone who needs a first vaccine can attend without an appointment, but may need to queue.

Christina Nichols, Head of Strategic Projects and Change at York St John University said: “We are delighted to work with Nimbuscare to provide this city-centre service as the vital roll-out of Covid vaccines continues. Increasing access for our York community is incredibly important as we encourage all those eligible to get their vaccine, and we are proud to support these efforts.” 

The Foss Sports Hall has been operating as a Covid testing site since November 2020. Testing will continue at the campus, moving to the University’s music block from 1 July. Bookings for symptom-free Covid tests should be made through the City of York Council website. 

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