A UNIVERSITY has given Covid jabs to hunreds of students at a mobile vaccination unit.

Students at the University of Sussex Falmer campus have been getting vaccinated at the new mobile hub since Monday.

The university hosted the hub from Monday to Wednesday operating from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Organisers estimate that the site jabbed over 300 pupils with an even split of first and second doses.

Aziza Daoudi is 18 years old and has just joined the university as first year, she attended the mobile hub to receive her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

"It's so helpful having the unit here, I don't think I would have been able to get one otherwise. It makes it so much easier," she said.

The Argus: Tallulah and Lara

Tallulah, 18, is also a fresher and she said she had been putting off getting her first jab due to having to drive to a site.

She said: "I want to be able to go on holiday and stuff, that's the main reason otherwise I probably would have prolonged it.

"Having it on campus - it couldn't have been easier, took two seconds to sign up and just a five minute walk down here."

Tallulah said that she had been hesitant to get the vaccination due to posts on social media of the rare side effects people claim to have had.

She said that some of her friends are passing on the jab for the same reason.

She added: "But it's just the protection of other people, it felt selfish not to get it when it could kill someone else.

"I have concerns but they're outweighed by the positives of getting it, especially with how everything is moving at the moment with vaccine passports and everything."

The Argus: University of Sussex freshers get vaccinated at mobile unit on campus.

Her friend Lara, also 18, is already double vaxxed, she said: "I got in there as soon as I could really. I just wanted to keep everyone safe and also the freedom of having it - it's the quickest way to get everything back to normal."

One of the volunteers who asked only to be named as Jessica said: "Being a university student myself, I know a lot of the courses want people back on campus this year so being doubled vaxxed is imperative for that.

"The location of the main vaccination centres in Brighton, like the racecourse, aren't the most accessible to students so having the unit here in freshers week I think is really beneficial. Students have been able to just walk past and pop in."

Matt Jenkinson, site co-ordinator of the mobile vaccination unit said: "We've had loads of interest and it's definitely been successful. We've found that every site we've visited have been really popular, we're trying to spread out the programme across the area to reach as many people as possible."

The mobile vaccine hub has already been in the Marina, Hove and Portslade, it is also due to be hosted by the University of Brighton next week.

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