Monday, 20 September 2021

Mendocino College students eligible for $100 gift card for reporting proof of vaccination

NORTH COAST, Calif. — As Delta variant cases continue to surge, the Associated Students of Mendocino College, or ASMC, the student government, urge students and community members to get vaccinated.

Vaccinations are not currently required for Mendocino College students and employees — instead, they’re strongly encouraged.

Students who submit proof of being fully vaccinated are eligible to receive a $100 Visa gift card.

Vaccines are widely available in the community, including the Pfizer vaccine, which has received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines also have been proven to be highly effective and safe.

“Vaccines are vital for going back to normal. I encourage everyone, students and community members, to get the vaccine. It’s free and available for everyone over the age of twelve” says John Foucault, ASMC president.

“Our communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with harrowing consequences for the lives and health of our fellow residents. I urge all eligible individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It is the most effective way to protect yourselves and others from getting COVID-19 and preventing hospitalization or death due to the virus. This is the critical element for us to come back together in a vibrant in-person teaching and learning setting,” said Dr. Tim Karas, Mendocino College superintendent/president.

Mendocino College is joining many colleges and universities accepting the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, which encourages institutional participation to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The challenge also comes on the heels of new local and federal efforts that make it easier and more accessible for people to get vaccinated.

Details for the $100 Visa gift card include:

— Any student who submits their COVID-19 vaccination information is eligible for the $100 Visa gift card.
— Open to all students enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester in any number of units (credit or non-credit).
— Students can pick up cards after September 13 from the main campus (VP office, Macmillan Hall room 1020, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or centers. Must pick up in person during hours of operation (see www.mendocino.edu/announcements for hours of operation at centers). 
— Must show a student or government issued photo ID and completed vaccination card.
— Only one Visa card per student will be given.
— To find a vaccine clinic near you, visit: https://myturn.ca.gov .

For questions, contact Kris Bartolomei at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 707.468.3253.

Visit www.mendocino.edu/challenge for more information.

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