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USM Has New Vaccine Incentive Program Announced for Fall Students


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Beginning Friday, July 30, until Friday, October 15, 202, students at USM can participate in a new program that encourages getting vaccinated for COVID-19, with the possibility of winning a paid Fall 2021 Semester, valued at $4,602.00.


Fully vaccinated USM students are eligible for several incentives that are offered over the nest twelve weeks.


Five names will be drawn each week of the eligible students, and a total of 60 of the following incentives will be awarded:

  • Fall 2021 Semester Tuition (value of $4,602 each)

  • Dining Dollars (value of $1,000 each)

  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore Book Voucher (value of $300 each)

  • Housing and Residence Life Room Credit (value of $2,000 each)

  • Parking Decal (value of $414 each)

“The best way for our students to stay healthy, stay connected, and stay in class this fall is by getting a COVID-19 vaccine. I urge all of our students to do their part and get vaccinated for COVID-19 now, if they haven’t already done so,” said Dr. Dee Dee Anderson, USM Vice President for Student Affairs.

To be eligible for the incentive program, students must be enrolled in classes at USM for the Fall 2021 semester, and they must submit their completed, official COVID-19 vaccination record online at usm.edu/gotmycovidvax.


Students who are selected through the weekly drawings will be notified of details by the USM Dean of Students office.


All USM students and employees have the option to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at Moffitt Health Center on the USM Hattiesburg campus. Students and employees can schedule a vaccination appointment online or call Moffitt Health Center at 601-266-5390. Off-campus COVID-19 vaccination locations can be accessed online at vaccines.gov.



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