UW-Whitewater offering extra incentives for students who get vaccinated

JANESVILLE, Wis. — UW-Whitewater is hoping to help students and community members capitalize on the extension of the $100 COVID vaccine gift card benefit.

The university held a vaccine clinic on its Rock County campus in Janesville on Tuesday.

The clinic was open to the public and offered the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine as well as the Pfizer vaccine.

There was also an extra incentive for UW-Whitewater students.

“Students are actually eligible if they participate and able to send their records to the UW-Whitewater COVID hotline, they’re eligible for a weekly drawing of $500 and potentially a $7,000 scholarship,” Assistant Dean Kristin Fillhower said.

The vaccine clinic will also continue on Wednesday, and another round of clinics will be held in a month for second doses.