To facilitate vaccination against COVID-19 for international students, ESSEC opened a vaccination centre on August 23rd on the Cergy campus. This allows students to easily access vaccination in the event that they have not received both doses of the vaccine when they arrive in France. ESSEC is one of the first private higher education institutions to offer this service, in partnership with the ARS of Val d’Oise and International SOS.
As classes will be offered 100% in person as of the start of the 2021 academic year, vaccinating students, especially international students, is a key objective of the French government’s health policy.
In addition to the public vaccination centres already open in Cergy and open to ESSEC students, the university has opened a COVID-19 vaccination centre on the Cergy campus dedicated to international students. It is open from 9am to 1pm on the following dates:
- the 23rd, 26th, and 31st of August
- the 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, and 16th of September
International students are eligible depending on the vaccine they received in their home country or if they have not yet received both doses before their arrival in France. An English-speaking medical team will be administering doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The French government is covering the costs and students do not need to have a French social security number.
If needed, the second dose will be administered at the ESSEC vaccination centre. Additional time slots will be added at a later date. A vaccination certificate with a QR code will then be generated, allowing students to obtain a pass sanitaire (health pass) once they have received both doses of the vaccine.