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UTRGV Gives Students Another Boost

New vaccine incentive offers $100 to students this spring

By News and Media Relations

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JAN. 21, 2022 – UTRGV Spring 2022 students who have received the COVID-19 vaccine booster/third dose are eligible to receive $100 through a new vaccine incentive.

As part of UTRGV’s efforts to keep its campuses safe as it returns to normal operations this spring, the university is using federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to incentivize students to update their UTRGV Vaccine Portal.

“This is our way of thanking our Vaqueros for doing their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said UTRGV President Guy Bailey. “We know how much everyone wants to get back to campus, and we want everyone to be safe and healthy as we do that.” The financial assistance initiative also was offered during the Fall 2021 semester.

To qualify to receive the funds, students must: Be boosted by April 8, 2022. Be enrolled for the spring semester. Update the Vaccine Portal with their booster/ third dose status and updated vaccine card.

For students, including Accelerated Online Program and online students, who already are boosted and enrolled this spring, all they have to do is update their Vaccine Portal and submit their updated vaccine card.


UTRGV students looking to get their booster/ third dose can do so by appointment at the UT Health RGV Student Health locations: UT Health RGV Student Health (Edinburg): 613 N. Sugar Road, Edinburg; Phone: (956) 665-2511 UT Health RGV Student Health (Brownsville): Cortez Hall, Suite 237, Brownsville; Phone: (956) 882-3896 In addition, UT Health RGV is planning to hold pop-up booster events in the future.

A student who is unable to get a booster/third dose at the Student Health locations can make an appointment online at any UT Health RGV location by visiting: www.utrgv.edu/ commitment/vaccine/, or go to any public, designated location, like a pharmacy, local health department or primary care clinical sites.

For university updates, daily self-screening questions and campus protocols, visit www.utrgv. edu/commitment/.