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UST Announces Cash Incentives for On-Campus Vaccinations

Update: dates have been changed to reflect recent updates.

The University of St. Thomas and the Houston Health Department have partnered to provide free, on-campus vaccines with cash incentives for participants, according to an article on the University’s website.

$100 in cash will be awarded to the first 20 students and the first 20 faculty or staff members who receive their first, second or booster shot through the service. 

Three vaccination dates will be offered at the Center for Science and Health Professions Atrium Lobby on Tuesday Sept. 7, 21, and 28 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The site will not require a personal ID, proof of residency, citizenship or insurance, and will be open to the public. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be offered to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.

UST is offering $100 to individuals who get vaccinated, including students, faculty and staff, as the University is “striving to raise that number [of vaccinated people] even higher.” 

A weekly raffle for UST students and employees who are already vaccinated will also be held by the University throughout the fall semester, the article reads. A $250 cash prize will be given to a random selection of two students and two employees each week.

To be entered in the raffle, students and employees must provide proof of full vaccination at any of the following locations on campus: Business Office, UST Police Department, front desk at Guinan Hall, and the UST mail room. 

The first drawing will be held on Friday, Sept. 10. 

Students, faculty and staff who qualify for the $100 reward will have to present their voucher and University ID to the business office on the second floor of the Herzstein Enrollment Services Center in order to receive their money. Taxes on the payments are covered by the University.

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