CACC offering incentives to get students, staff vaccinated

Published 11:42 am Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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Coastal Alabama Community College students and employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can receive a $100 Amazon gift card and a free “Vaxxed & Back at Coastal” t-shirt as part of a new incentive program for the fall semester, officials said in a release.

Those students who are seeking vaccinations and want to take part in the incentive program have several opportunities at multiple campuses to receive their FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine, free of charge. 

“From the standpoint of being a vital member of the community, we’re very happy to facilitate those vaccines,” said Coastal Alabama Community College President Dr. Craig Pouncey. The on-campus vaccine clinics, as well as the incentive program for those who are vaccinated, are the college’s best chances to ensure the safety of its student body, faculty and college employees, he said.

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“It’s an easy way for us to continue to increase the number of people within our counties who are properly vaccinated,” Pouncey said. “If we can do that, it will hopefully insulate us from any further possible outbreak of the coronavirus.”

Coastal Alabama students and employees who have not yet been vaccinated can reserve their spot for a COVID-19 vaccination at The first on-campus vaccination clinics will be held August 25 on the Brewton and Monroeville campuses. More information on how students and employees can receive their free t-shirt and gift card will be announced in the coming days.