“also offering student organizations the chance to win prizes if all of their members are vaccinated”
Positive forms of encouragement are a good thing, but what about students who cannot get vaccinated for medical or religious reasons?
FOX News reports:
Auburn University offering $1,000 scholarships, meal plans, spray tans for students to get COVID-19 vaccine
Auburn University is offering students a chance at winning a variety of prizes – including a $1,000 scholarship, an unlimited meal plan, and a premium parking pass – if they get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in time for the fast-approaching fall semester.
The new incentive program comes as Alabama struggles to get people inoculated against COVID-19, with just 40.1% of the state’s population aged 12 and older fully vaccinated, the lowest rate in the nation, according to CDC data.
Auburn is also offering student organizations the chance to win prizes if all of their members are vaccinated, such as custom Under Armour apparel, custom Yeti cups and coolers, catered food trucks, and free spray tans.
The school’s rival, the University of Alabama, is giving students $20 if they get vaccinated before returning to campus in late August, and Alabama football coach Nick Saban partnered up with the state’s health department to encourage vaccinations.
“College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall,” Saban said in the public service announcement in May. “Let’s make sure we can safely make this happen by getting vaccinated. Please get your COVID-19 vaccine. We want Bryant-Denny Stadium loud again this coming season. Roll Tide!”
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