U.Md. students, faculty could win $250 gift card for getting COVID-19 vaccine

Students and faculty at the University of Maryland could win a $250 gift card for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Every Friday from July 9 to July 30, the school will draw the name of one student and one faculty member who have confirmed their vaccination status online and used the hashtag #Vax4Maryland with a photo or video on social media encouraging others to get vaccinated.

The weekly winners will receive a gift card to the University Book Store.

This “Vax 4 Maryland” contest is part of the university’s larger push to inoculate the campus community ahead of the fall semester, when all students, faculty and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The University Health Center is offering Pfizer vaccine appointments for Terps 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 7 and July 8.

More details about contest eligibility can be found online.

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Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher is a freelance digital writer and editor for WTOP.com. She previously covered the 2020 election with CNN and has bylines in The Lily, WIRED, NBC Washington, The Baltimore Sun, Washington City Paper and more.

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