Nearly 2,000 students registered so far for GRCC COVID-19 vaccination incentive, community clinic planned for Saturday

Student getting a Covid vaccination.

Grand Rapids Community College is hosting a vaccination clinic open to the community during the college’s Raider Rally event on Saturday, part of an effort to help students have access to an effective tool in fighting COVID-19.

Nearly 2,000 students have registered so far for a $200 incentive to get the vaccine, one of several measures GRCC has taken to promote safety and wellness as students return to campus on Aug. 30.

“Vaccines are important in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and preventing serious illness and hospitalization,” said Lisa Freiburger, GRCC’s vice president for Finance and Administration. “Our incentive program can encourage students to get their shot, and we are working with community partners to make sure vaccinations are accessible and convenient.”

The clinic is planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, in front of GRCC’s Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE. Advance registration is not required.

Another clinic is planned for Sept. 8 during GRCC’s Welcome Week, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall and from 3-6 p.m. at the Leslie M. Tassell M-TEC. A clinic is planned for the new Lakeshore Campus, 12335 James St. in Holland, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14.

Eligible students can receive a $200 credit on their RaiderCards to use for campus dining, parking, printing, and in the bookstore.

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