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Texas A&Ms' Voluntary Vaccine Incentive Program selects winners

Check your emails because a randomly selected group of Aggies just became a bit richer.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Today, Texas A&M University tweeted out that five students and five staff members were randomly selected on Friday to be winners of the Voluntary Vaccine Incentive Program.

The University said those who entered the program should check their emails. The email includes what winners need to do to claim their prize. 

According to an article by Texas A&M Today, the winners need to verify their eligibility by submitting identification documents and a copy of their vaccine cards.

Documents must be submitted by Monday, Oct 18, no later than noon. The winners will be announced to the public next week. Good luck to those who entered!  

Texas A&M University has created the "Voluntary Vaccine Incentive Program" for A&M students, faculty and staff who have fully received their COVID-19 vaccinations. Those who enter the program will become eligible for a variety of prizes.

Director of TAMU's Student Health Services, Dr. Martha Dannenbaum, said this was an idea that was thought to perhaps incentivize Aggies who wanted to wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine, to get it sooner.

"Another thing that this will help with is it will kind of give us an idea of how many on our campus are vaccinated," Dr. Dannenbaum said, "While no one's required to enter they have that opportunity and so you know if we have, you know, 50,000 people who enter then that means we have at least that many who are vaccinated, right."

Five students will receive an award worth $14,500 to go toward education-related expenses at Texas A&M (tuition, fees and on-campus room and board).

"That is huge that could pay for, you know, a whole year of tuition, depending on how many hours somebody is taking so that's awesome," Dr. Dannenbaum said.

You can view the student terms and conditions here.

Faculty and staff can win football flex packs, parking account credit, event tickets, REC Center membership or a $500 gift card.

"These are all things that, that almost anybody on our faculty and staff, they could find one of those things that they would really enjoy having," Dr. Dannenbaum said.

You can view the student terms and conditions here.

If you are a winner, you will need to show proof that you have been fully vaccinated.

"If most people will just go ahead and upload an image of their card when they're filling out the information and then be ready to answer the phone on October 15 Because you might be a winner," Dr. Dannenbaum said.

If you'd like to submit an entry to this program, click here.