Universities urge students to get jabbed ahead of academic year

A number of universities in Turkey are calling on and encouraging students to have their two doses of vaccine against COVID-19 before the new academic year starts, reports Hurriyet Daily News.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan previously said that unvaccinated university staff and students will be required to take PCR tests on a regular basis.

Ankara University in the capital has asked students to get two doses of the shots 15 days before classes begin. Students will be asked to provide vaccine cards and a valid HES code – contact tracing system – to enter facilities, including dormitories and gyms. As part of the measures against the virus, the classes will be limited to 30 minutes, the university said.
Full report on the Hurriyet Daily News site