COVID-19 continues to pose a serious threat to our family, friends, and University community.  Without question, the vaccine offers the best defense against the pandemic, and we urge all faculty, staff, and students to get vaccinated, if they are able, either on campus or with a local provider.

Beginning tomorrow, we are introducing new incentives to encourage individuals to get vaccinated.  Faculty, staff, and students who get vaccinated at the University Health Center or Tate Center Mobile Clinic may choose to enter a drawing to win a Visa gift card worth $100.  Each Friday over the next four weeks, 10 individuals will be randomly selected to receive a $100 gift card.  A total of 40 names will be drawn during the four-week period.  The drawings will begin this Friday, August 13, and end Friday, September 3. In addition, everyone vaccinated during this timeframe will receive a $20 gift card as well as a specially-designed UGA T-shirt.

Like you, we want the upcoming academic year to be as safe and normal as possible. The best way to achieve that outcome is for every member of our campus community to get vaccinated. If you are able and have not done so yet, we urge you to visit the University Health Center or your local provider to get vaccinated.  Vaccinations are available now at the UHC, and you can click here to make an appointment. Walk-ups will be available at the UHC’s Tate Center mobile clinic from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on August 19, 23-26, 30-31, and September 2.