UNC Charlotte offers incentives for students, staff, faculty to receive COVID-19 vaccination

UNC Charlotte offers incentives for students, staff, faculty to receive COVID-19 vaccination
Whether you’re new on campus, or it’s your final year before graduation, UNC Charlotte students say they are proud to be back on campus with Niner Nation.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - UNC Charlotte is preparing to return fully for in-person instruction in the fall.

While not forcing students and faculty to be vaccinated, UNC Charlotte officials say they “strongly encourage” everyone on campus to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and complete a COVID-19 vaccine reporting form.

That form is an attestation that an individual has received either the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Phizer vaccine.

You can fill out a COVID-19 vaccination reporting form here.

To encourage the campus community to complete the vaccine reporting form by June 15, all participating students, faculty and staff will be entered to win one of several prizes, including their choice of a free parking permit or $500 on their 49erID card, which can be used across campus.

A complete list of rules and prizes can be found here.

UNC Charlotte will also host a vaccine clinic on Tuesday, April 20 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The campus is partnering with Atrium Health, the UNC System and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to offer an on-campus Pfizer clinic for students and employees:

The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be offered. The second dose will be administered on Tuesday, May 11.

All available appointments have been filled. Students, faculty and staff can register on a waitlist for any potential openings.

Vaccine Panel Discussion - Wednesday, April 21, 1 p.m.

UNC Charlotte is hosting COVID-19 Vaccinations: Science, Politics, Mistrust and Misinformation Panel, a virtual discussion focusing on the COVID-19 vaccines.

The 60-minute discussion will feature faculty experts from various academic fields and local public health officials and conclude with a 30-minute question-and-answer session.

Media and guests can register for the free event here.

Additional information about the University’s efforts can be found here.

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