Vaccination on ‘campus’
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) initiated "Vaccination Days on Campus" by starting an exemplary project on vaccination, which is vital in the fight against Covid-19. Within the scope of the project, which was initiated for the first time by a university in Turkey, students, academics, graduates, and all employees of IUE will be able to request to be vaccinated through the application called "Oasis", which is the internal communication system.
After the vaccine requests are collected, they will be forwarded to the teams in the Izmir Provincial Health Directorate and the vaccines will be provided by the directorate's teams by informing the Ministry of Health. Then, the people who have an appointment will be able to come to the campus and get their vaccine by the health teams. The campaign will only be for IUE members. IUE, which has 20 thousand graduates, 10 thousand students, 830 academics and about 200 administrative staff members, will thus make a significant contribution to the vaccine mobilization in Turkey.
WE ALL MISS THE OLD DAYS ON CAMPUS
Mahmut Özgener, President of IUE Board of Trustees, said that the most powerful weapon in the fight against the virus is the vaccine. Pointing out that the number of cases has decreased with the increase in the vaccination rate recently, President Özgener stated that they are happy to support this fight as IUE. President Özgener said, “We missed our students, and they missed us too. We are yearning for the days full of enthusiasm when we come together with our students and spend time freely on campus. The first way to make this happen is to be vaccinated. By starting the 'Vaccination Days on Campus' we aimed to increase awareness both in our city and throughout the country.”
ALSO REQUIRED FOR FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING
President Özgener continued as follows: “We are making our plans for the next semester as if face-to-face learning will start on September 13. We integrate all the technological infrastructure of the University into this. However, for face-to-face learning to start, the cases must be low and personal precautions must be strictly adhered to. Vaccination is one of the most important elements that direct the way to face-to-face learning. At this point, I advise all our students and members to take heed of the calls of scientists and provide the necessary support for vaccination.”