NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University has scheduled upcoming vaccinations for students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The clinics are being held in tandem with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Shot for 100 vaccine incentive program that will give $100 to the first 75,000 college students who get their COVID-19 vaccine at participating institutions of higher education. NSU is also offering incentive prizes for students who present proof of vaccination by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27.
Dates, times and locations for vaccination clinics are as follows.
- Wednesday Aug. 25 – 7-8 p.m., Baptist Collegiate Ministry
- Thursday, Aug. 26 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Health Services
- Wednesday, Sept. 1 – 7-8 p.m., Baptist Collegiate Ministry
- Wednesday, Sept. 1 – 1-3 p.m., Shreveport Campus Building A
To make an appointment visit https://www.nsula.edu/health/. Students can submit proof of vaccination by emailing Vaccine@nsula.edu. Proof of immunization will be required for students to register for future classes.
With the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the Louisiana Department of Health has approved the addition of COVID-19 to the required immunization schedule at all nine members of the University of Louisiana System, including Northwestern State. According to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), people in the 18-to-29 age range account for the most reported cases of COVID-19.
Students will be given a deactivated Visa card upon vaccination. After registering online at ShotFor100.com that card will be loaded with $100.
Northwestern’s Proof of Immunization Compliance and Waiver form can be accessed at Immunization Waiver.
To learn more about the Shot for 100 program, visit ShotFor100.com or call Louisiana’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-855-453-0774. In addition to learning more about Shot For 100, the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline can answer questions about the vaccines and connect callers to medical professionals.