All students living in Trent residences are required to be fully vaccinated (two doses), as defined by the Province of Ontario, with some exceptions. While vaccinations are not a requirement for students not living in residence, all members of our campus communities are strongly encouraged to stay up-to-date with your vaccinations and get your COVID-19 booster doses as soon as you are eligible.
The new COVID-19 bivalent vaccine – the first booster to target the Omicron strain – is now available to everyone 18+ years of age. Appointments can be booked online through Ontario’s online booking portal – local clinics are available at Peterborough Square and at the Oshawa Centre, close to our Durham GTA campus.
February 13, 2023 - GO-VAXX Mobile Clinic
The GO-VAXX mobile clinic will be hosted at the Symons Campus in the traffic circle in front of Wenjack Theatre on February 13, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and will be open to all students, staff and faculty. Book your appointment here: Ontario’s online booking portal (4 business days prior to clinic) or walk-in on clinic date.
March 23, 2023 - GO-VAXX Mobile Clinic
The GO-VAXX mobile clinic will be hosted at the Symons Campus in the traffic circle in front of Wenjack Theatre on March 23, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and will be open to all students, staff and faculty. Book your appointment here: Ontario’s online booking portal (4 business days prior to clinic) or walk-in on clinic date.
Together we are one. So get one more shot - your booster.
International students who have received a vaccine that is not approved by Health Canada are advised to get a third, Health Canada approved shot as soon as possible. Students who have questions, or need support to obtain an approved COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario, please contact the Trent International team at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about vaccines for international students can be found on the Trent International Safe Arrivals webpage.
How Vaccines Work
Trent's resident virologist, Dr. Craig Brunetti and epidemiologist, Dr. Kirsten Woodend share how COVID-19 vaccines work and why they are safe.
- Vaccines do not cure you; they help to prevent you from getting seriously ill if you get COVID-19.
- The vaccine teaches your body what the COVID-19 virus looks like so your body can fight the virus if you come into contact with it.
- The COVID-19 vaccine does this by providing instructions (“mRNA”) to your body to make spike proteins like those on top of the coronavirus. These proteins cannot give you COVID-19. Your body’s immune system then makes antibodies to fight the infection if the real virus does enter your body in the future.
- Getting vaccinated helps reduce transmission, which keeps all of us safer.