Incentive program encourages students to get COVID-19 vaccines

Zachary Ripic receives a COVID-19 vaccine during an appointment at the Herbert Wellness Center in April 2021. Photo: Mike Montero/University of Miami
By News@TheU

Zachary Ripic receives a COVID-19 vaccine during an appointment at the Herbert Wellness Center in April 2021. Photo: Mike Montero/University of Miami

Incentive program encourages students to get COVID-19 vaccines

By News@TheU
The University of Miami has implemented a program that will allow students who receive vaccines against the coronavirus to be eligible for prizes.

Citing that vaccines remain the best tool to safeguard a person’s health and the health of our community against the coronavirus, the University of Miami Monday announced a new Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program.

All students have been strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19; and now, all fully vaccinated degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical students enrolled in Fall 2021 classes are eligible to participate in weekly and monthly drawings for prizes ranging from Hurricanes football, basketball, and baseball game suites to gift cards, airline vouchers, and more. Grand prizes include $1,000 in Dining Dollars for two students and a $5,000 cash prize for one student. View the full list of prizes and eligibility details.

In addition, the University has partnered with Walgreens to offer an on-campus vaccine clinic that administers Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the StormSurge Room at the Hurricane Food Court from Aug. 17 to 20 and from Aug. 23 to 26. Students can schedule a vaccination appointment on campus or find other vaccine locations at vaccinefinder.org

Students who were vaccinated by UHealth or who have already uploaded their card to their MyUHealthChart account are automatically qualified to receive prizes. Students vaccinated outside of UHealth must upload a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to their MyUHealthChart account to be eligible. Any vaccines received that are approved by the World Health Organization are eligible for submission.

For specific questions about this program or about the COVID-19 vaccination, please contact Student Health Service at studenthealth@miami.edu.