Walk-in coronavirus vaccination site opens up on the BUT campus!

18-11-2021
Walk-in coronavirus vaccination site at BUT
From 16 November 2021 a walk-in coronavirus vaccination site is open on the campus of Białystok University of Technology. The University, supported by the Provincial Governor of Podlaskie, has joined the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

 
A walk-in site is located in front of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering building, in the heart of the campus of Bialystok University of Technology. The site is marked and well communicated. There are parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the site.
 
At the opening the Rector of Bialystok University of Technology, Assoc. Prof. Marta Kosior-Kazberuk, DSc, PhD, Eng, Provincial Governor Bohdan Paszkowski and Prof. Joanna Zajkowska, provincial consultant on epidemiology from the Medical University Clinical Hospital in Białystok, encouraged everyone to get vaccinated.

A walk-in coronavirus vaccination site on the campus of Bialystok University of Technology is our contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic meant that universities were actually closed for a year and a half. We offered online education, but it does not fully correspond to the idea of the university, as a meeting place for the entire academic community and a place of the free exchange of knowledge and experience. Moreover, the vast majority of our courses are technical, where practical training is very important, i.e. laboratory classes, which should be carried out using our infrastructure. Vaccination is one of the methods of effective control of the pandemic. Therefore, we encourage everyone to get vaccinated, and this site is intended to help in wide access to vaccinations – said the Rector of Bialystok University of Technology, Assoc. Prof. Marta Kosior-Kazberuk, DSc, PhD, Eng.

The Rector also recalled that the opening of the walk-in site on the campus coincides with the “vaccination week”, an event organized by the Students’ Parliament of the Republic of Poland and the Polish National Association of Doctoral Candidates (KRD). I hope that these joint actions will bring the appropriate results – added the Rector Marta Kosior-Kazberuk.

The vaccination campaign in walk-ins is coordinated by the Podlaskie Voivodeship Office. The walk-in coronavirus vaccination site, located on the campus of Bialystok University of Technology, is open for members of the academic community of the University, as well as neighbouring universities and all residents of the region willing to get vaccinated.

We urge you to get vaccinated in the walk-in at Bialystok University of Technology and all other available sites in our voivodeship – encouraged the governor Bohdan Paszkowski.

On the territory of our voivodeship there are 315 vaccination sites. They are located mostly near medical facilities, in hospitals, clinics, but also in pharmacies, commercial facilities, or as those walk-ins. In short, the vaccination system in our region is well developed. However, the vaccination rate in Podlaskie is still too low, at the level of 44%. That is why we are constantly promoting vaccination, especially since we must all be aware that the situation in our hospitals is difficult – said the governor Bohdan Paszkowski.

According to prof. Joanna Zajkowska, provincial consultant on epidemiology, vaccinations can change the epidemic map of Covid-19 incidence in Poland.

The situation is quite difficult, so I am glad that the walk-in vaccination site has been located at Bialystok University of Technology, because we call on young people in particular. This is a very mobile group, which often contacts each other. The holiday season is also approaching, which means a time of intense meetings with our loved ones. Therefore, I hope that many students and employees of the University who have not yet been vaccinated will visit our site said Prof. Joanna Zajkowska.

Prof. Zajkowska also stressed: Vaccines are safe. They guarantee a great sense of security and a mild course of the disease if an infection occurs. However, this is not the only way of protection against the virus. You must remember to be very careful, wear face masks and keep distance.

Stay safe, think about others and do not forget about vaccinations!

The walk-in vaccination site is open from Monday to Thursday from 8 to 16. On Fridays, because of the presencie of extramural students it is open from 10 to 18. The room is heated. Persons waiting to be vaccinated or accompanying them can use the waiting room and the toilets available in Hall III of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are available. No prior registration is required.

The walk-in site at Bialystok University of Technology will operate until December 17, but it may be extended.

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