A SOUTHAMPTON university campus will be transformed into a pop-up vaccination clinic.

Solent University will be running a covid jab clinic on its campus from this Friday.

Students and staff are being offered their first or second doses of the vaccine as they return for the start of the new academic year. 

The clinic will be run by the St Mary’s GP Surgery.

Meanwhile, nurses from the practice will be offering advice and answering questions about Covid-19 vaccinations and testing. 

Furthermore, new students will be able to register with a GP from the surgery, allowing them to access a range of medical services.

Solent University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Stanton, says: “We are strongly encouraging all staff and students who can receive the vaccine to do so – and we hope that this pop-up facility will be useful to all, as we strive to continue providing a safe environment for all those using our campuses and our wider community.”

The latest government guidance states adults in England who have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine are no longer required to self-isolate if they have been in close contact with a positive case – as long as they received their final dose of an MHRA-approved vaccine in the UK vaccination programme at least 14 days previously.  

The vaccinations are provided free of charge as part of the UK’s wider vaccination programme. 

Anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination, regardless of their nationality or immigration status.