BOONE, N.C. — A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mobile vaccine unit will be on the campus of Appalachian State University administering COVID-19 vaccines Sunday, Sept. 19, through Wednesday, Sept. 22.
The FEMA mobile vaccine team is offering Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen vaccines from 1–5 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for students and employees, as well as any other member of the general public free of charge.
Every student, staff or faculty member who provides their fully vaccinated status to the university is entered in a pool for prize drawings. To date, $100,000 in scholarships to vaccinated students, as well as numerous other prizes, have been awarded.
Other prizes include:
- Game day and tailgate packages.
- Apple AirPod bundles.
- On-campus parking passes (for Fall 2021 through Summer 2022).
- Appalachian Ski Mtn. season passes.
- $100 University Bookstore gift cards.
- $100 Walmart gift cards.
- Local restaurant gift cards.
Vaccines and prizes are federally funded.
These App State student scholarship winners shared their motivations for being vaccinated, which include protecting loved ones and stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Student 1: I got vaccinated because I wanted to protect everyone around me and help us get to the end of the pandemic.
Student 2: The reason I got vaccinated was to protect my family and go back to normal.
Student 3: As a public health major I think it’s really important for everybody to take initiative and get vaccinated. It’s a step that everybody has to take to slowly stop the spread of covid so we can get back to not wearing masks in public.
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About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.