UIC joins White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
UIC has pledged to become a Vaccine Champion College by signing on to the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge launched recently by the White House. The challenge supports President Joe Biden’s goal that at least 70 percent of adults will have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by the Fourth of July.
As a signatory, UIC pledges to:
- engage students, faculty and staff to ensure they have resources to find a vaccine;
- create a plan to get as many members of the campus community vaccinated as possible;
- and deliver vaccine access for all. So far, more than 350 institutions have joined the challenge.
The White House and U.S. Department of Education will celebrate Vaccine Champion Colleges throughout the summer in social media, events and remarks; and facilitated events.
UIC and UI Health have provided on-campus vaccinations at the Credit Union 1 Arena to help ensure vaccine access for students, faculty, staff, patients and the community.
Learn more about getting the COVID-19 vaccine at UIC, vaccine safety, and why vaccination is important at vaccine.uihealth.care. Follow UIC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to hear UIC students share why they received their COVID-19 vaccines.