Grand Rapids Community College is planning a vaccination clinic at the new GRCC Lakeshore Campus on Sept. 14, part of an effort to help students, employees and community members have access to an effective COVID-fighting tool.
The college is offering an incentive to encourage students to get the COVID-19 vaccine and has been hosting on-campus vaccination clinics as part of its efforts to keep the campus safe.
Vaccines have been determined to be the most effective tool in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and preventing serious illness and hospitalization.
Students who have already received the vaccine or who are fully vaccinated by Nov. 15 will receive a $200 credit on their RaiderCard accounts to use for campus dining, parking, printing, and in the bookstore.
More than 2,000 students have registered so far for the incentive, one of several measures GRCC has taken to promote safety and wellness as students return to campus for the fall 2021 semester.
As of Aug. 10, GRCC is requiring that everyone on campus wear face coverings when indoors, following a recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kent and Ottawa counties recently were moved into the “substantial” category for risk transmission.
The upcoming clinic is open to the public, as well as students and employees. It is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the GRCC Lakeshore Campus, 12335 James Street in Holland.
The vaccination incentive program is available to students enrolled in an in-person, hybrid, virtual, or online credit course, clock-hour Job Training program, or apprenticeship program that begins between Aug. 30 and Dec. 16. Eligible students must meet this enrollment definition at the time incentive funds are disbursed to their RaiderCards and have achieved fully vaccinated status any time on or before Nov. 15.
To be considered for the incentive, students should log into their Online Center, select the “GRCC Vaccine Incentive” tile, and complete a brief form. There will be a place for students to upload a photo of their COVID-19 vaccination record card.
Credits will be added to RaiderCards in September for students who have completed the process, and weekly thereafter as students become fully vaccinated and upload a photo of their card.
The incentives are limited to GRCC students. Employees are ineligible. Additional information is available on the GRCC COVID information page.
Additional vaccination location information is available at vaccinatewestmi.com
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