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College of Lake County offers vaccine incentive to students

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Aug 12, 2021

As a partner with the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, College of Lake County (CLC) encourages students to get vaccinated with $100 incentive program to promote vaccination as the college starts fall semester. Classes start Aug. 23.

Students enrolled in fall classes are eligible to submit proof of vaccination and receive a $100 check. CLC is using federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds to strategically promote vaccination.

Additionally, CLC is partnering with Lake County Health Department to provide a free vaccination clinic open to the community at the Grayslake Campus on August 26, September 23 and October 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students do not need to attend the vaccination clinic to be eligible for the incentive.

Anyone ages 12 and older can get a free COVID-19 vaccine in Lake County. Many local pharmacies now offer walk-in services with no appointments necessary. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently used by Lake County vaccine providers. They are all safe and effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19.

The White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge is a nationwide effort to get as many Americans as possible vaccinated and end the pandemic. Participating colleges commit to taking three key actions to help get their campus communities vaccinated: engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; organizing their college communities; and delivering vaccine access for all.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.