UASU announces Get Your Shot vaccine incentive contest to celebrate return to campus

News Staff - Tue Aug 24, 2021

The University of Alberta Students’ Union (UASU) is excited to announce the Get Your Shot contest in partnership with the University of Alberta, the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), and the Alumni Association. The contest, aimed at encouraging students to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of classes, celebrates our return to the vibrancy of campus life after a year more challenging than ever before for University of Alberta students.

Students can enter to win from August 27th to September 10th. The Get Your Shot contest will provide the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to win prizes including 10 free arts tuition prizes for the fall semester, 2 full-year graduate thesis-based tuition prizes, and many more prize packs to be announced. The contest is open to all University of Alberta students 18 and older who have at least 1 dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Clinics will be available to help anyone who may have had limited access to COVID-19 vaccines prior to the start of term. With most students getting vaccinated before our return to campus, we are protecting our communities by reducing the potential spread of COVID-19.

“Widespread vaccination is the best tool each student has to keep our community and its most vulnerable members safe” said UASU President Rowan Ley. “We want to reward students who have done the right thing and taken their shot, and encourage more community members to join them”.

In keeping with the University of Alberta’s mandatory vaccine or rapid testing mandate, vaccinations will be available to students on campus.

"The University is delighted to work with the Students’ Union in supporting and encouraging all students to get vaccinated—it’s the single most effective thing that each of us can do to protect our community” said Bill Flanagan, President and Vice-Chancellor of University of Alberta. “This important initiative is also a great complement to the other public health measures we’ll have in place at the U of A this fall”.

  • Mass clinics will be held on August 31, September 1, 2, 7, & 8. The clinics will be free and available to anyone for drop-in service.
  • For more information visit COVID-19 Vaccines and U of A: What You Need to Know
  • Room and location information for mass clinics will be announced by the University of Alberta
  • University Health Centre is booking vaccination appointments for the Moderna vaccine and you can book online.
  • Anyone without an Alberta Health Care number can still drop-in to one of the mass vaccination clinics and get protected against COVID-19; For out-of-province or out-of-country health insurance vaccine appointments can be requested by calling 811.

You can find more information here and you can enter on perks by logging in here.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:

Ari Campbell

External Relations Specialist

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