Protect yourself and others. Get vaccinated.
Getting vaccinated can bring us all back together again. Faster.
As Trent prepares for a safe in-person fall, let’s all do our part and get vaccinated to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our entire Trent community.
All members of the Trent community are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated prior to returning to campus this fall.
A new vaccine requirement for all residence students requires students to have at least one dose – and if possible, two doses – of a COVID-19 vaccine before moving into Trent's residences. Students who are unable to receive a vaccine prior to arrival will be supported by Housing Services and the University to obtain their first dose within 14 days of moving into residence. Exemptions will be allowed on medical or other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Check back for more information about upcoming on-campus vaccine clinics for students, staff and faculty.
Why You Should Get Your Vaccine
“Vaccination against COVID-19 is the single most important intervention in reducing the transmission of COVID-19. Ensuring a high amount of vaccine coverage in Trent students, particularly in those who live in residence, will be critical to ensuring that studies and lives are not disrupted by outbreaks.”
- Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough Public Health
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.
Safe and reliable vaccines can help protect you and others from COVID-19
Do you have questions about COVID-19 vaccination? The Provincial Vaccine Information Line is available in more than 300 languages 1-888-999-6488 ( TTY: 1-866-797-0007). Press 3 to ask for a translator in your language.
How to Get Your Vaccine
You have several options for booking your first or second dose, depending on where you're currently residing. Explore the following resources to help you get vaccinated.