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Get the jab

Our aim is simple - to protect each student and to protect our campus experience. You don't need the vaccine to attend classes or be on campus, but it is strongly encouraged.

Our ability to study, socialise and make full use of campus depends on having a vaccinated Brunel population. Since there's a recommended eight week wait between vaccines, we suggest you arrive on campus either fully vaccinated or ready to get your second jab. Choose your category below for what you should do before arriving or returning to Brunel. Please also see expected behaviours when you arrive on campus and read the government's latest guidance for university students.

Home students or international students already in the UK

If you're over 18 and live in the UK, you can get the jab:

If you're an offer holder within three months of your 18th birthday, you can also get the jab now. But you'll have to book it through the National Book Service or call 119.

Get your second jab at Brunel if the eight week wait expires when you're due back on campus
Don't forget to return for your second jab so that you will be fully vaccinated. If you get the first jab at home, and will be at Brunel when your second is due, you can get vaccinated near campus through any of the options outlined on this page.

International students arriving or returning from overseas

You should get vaccinated as soon as possible in your home country, if you can. If you can only get one jab or you need both when you arrive, you will be able to get vaccinated right away even before you are registered with a GP surgery or a doctor in the UK. This will be free of charge. Simply choose an option below:

  • Visit any vaccination walk-in centre

  • Register with Brunel Medical Centre so you will be able to use the NHS online booking option below

  • Or call a local GP surgery and ask to book a vaccination appointment "as an unregistered patient" 

Will I get the same vaccine that I received at home?

If you only got one jab in your home country and are getting the second in the UK, you'll be given the same vaccine as your first dose or offered a similar alternative. These are the vaccines approved for use in the UK:

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca (you'll only be offered this one if you're over 40)
  • Pfizer/BioNTech 
  • Moderna 
Will I need to quarantine?

Whether you need to quarantine or not will depend on how your country is classified at the time of your arrival, however if you are required to do so, we will refund the cost of the managed quarantine hotel and test package up to £1,750 for all new and returning students.  

Read more about quarantine requirements for International Brunel students here.

Family members accompanying international students

There are no immigration checks for covid vaccination in England. Overseas visitors or anyone living in the UK without permission, will be able to get the jab or get tested and treated for covid free of charge and without immigration checks. However you may be required to get tested and observe a period of quarantine. Read the UK guidance for overseas visitors here.


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Protect yourself, your peers, our campus experience

Thanks to the vaccines and reduction in covid cases and severity, we've been able to lessen restrictions across the UK and move to hybrid learning and working at Brunel. It's important to us that we're able to protect that so that we may interact with each other, hold events, make use of our spaces, and return vibrancy to our campus community.