With three weeks left of the Great SEMO Vaccine Give Away Get Away incentive program, Southeast Missouri State University has a 61.4% vaccination rate – getting closer to the 70% rate goal by Nov. 1.
The vaccination rate reflects the number of faculty, staff and students that have shared proof of vaccination with the University, including those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
One Shot Counts: The University updated the incentive program to include those who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if they get a two-dose vaccination. The first dose is the first step to being fully vaccinated, and the University recognizes first doses as part of slowing the spread of COVID.
If the 70% vaccination rate goal is reached by Nov. 1, students, faculty and staff will get to enjoy a weeklong Thanksgiving holiday break Nov. 22-26.
Students, faculty and staff can get their first dose or second dose at any of the weekly walk-in vaccination clinics that are scheduled every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the University Center Program Lounge.
To be counted in the incentive program and help the University reach its 70% goal, members of the Redhawk community can:
- upload a scan or photo of their vaccination card, or
- present their card in person (no scan or upload needed) at:
- the Student Recreation Center,
- Room 413 in the University Center,
- River Campus Chart Clinic in Dobbins Center,
- Regional Campuses,
- any of the weekly vaccination clinics, and
- any of the locations listed here (see second bullet under Assessing).
Additionally, the next round of cash prize drawings for students will be Monday, Oct. 18. Students only need to submit their vaccination card once to be eligible for all drawings. If a student hasn’t submitted their proof of vaccination yet, they have until Friday to submit to be eligible for the Oct. 18 drawing. There will be 20 $500 prizes and 20 $250 prizes for the drawing.
The Great SEMO Vaccine Give Away Get Away incentive program launched on Aug. 26, and the vaccination rate for the campus community has steadily risen as the program progresses, with vaccination rates of 42% on Sept. 21, 51% on Sept. 28 and 58.3% on Oct. 5.