Protect yourself and others. Get vaccinated.
If your vaccination status on myTrent is partially vaccinated or accommodation for exemption requested, you must review the mandatory Vaccine Education Module on Blackboard and are required to complete weekly COVID-19 rapid tests offered on campus, with a negative result to continue coming to campus. These requirements will remain in effect until you are fully vaccinated. Proof of your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination must be uploaded to the secure site on myTrent by October 23. Those requiring testing will receive a weekly email to book a testing appointment. Check your Trent email
STUDENTS & EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE NOT UPDATED THEIR VACCINE PROFILE
If your myTrent vaccination status shows nothing entered to date or incomplete status, you cannot come to campus (except to attend a vaccination clinic). You must update your status on myTrent by uploading proof of vaccination (partial or full) or applying for accommodation for an exemption to access campus and then follow the steps above to be on campus. Your record will automatically be updated and you may come to campus once you have reported.
On-Campus Vaccine Clinics
Working with Public Health, Trent is planning several on-campus vaccination clinics for first and second shots for students, staff and faculty for both campuses this fall:
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.