Sep 9, 2021
On September 4 and 5, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University started the first rounds of its on-campus vaccination program for COVID-19.
The purpose of the vaccination program is to protect the health, safety, and security of APU students, faculty, staff, and others who work at APU so that they can rest assured in classes and campus life. APU also aims to contribute to the prevention of the spread of infection as a university, and to cooperate with the local community in reducing the burden of vaccination.
On September 4 and 5, the first days of vaccination, approximately 850 people were registered to receive the vaccine, including students and faculty members. Both Japanese and English assistance were available at the vaccination site.
The following are some of the comments from students who received their first dose of vaccinations:
"I feel very safe getting the vaccine on the APU campus.”
"I'm glad I finally got the vaccine, but this doesn't mean I'm going to relax; I want to continue to take measures to prevent infection.”
The vaccinations at APU were made possible with the cooperation of doctors and nurses from the Oita Koseiren Tsurumi Hospital and many other related organizations. We will continue to work closely with these organizations to ensure safe and secure vaccinations.
The next round of vaccinations will be held on October 2 and 3. We are still accepting reservations. The deadline for reservations is two days prior to each vaccination date.
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Please note that vaccination against COVID-19 is optional and is not compulsory.