Purdue employees who choose to get vaccinated against COVID-19 will now have the chance to win one of 50 prizes

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A pair of season tickets to Boilermaker football for the 2021 season are among the 50 prizes Purdue West Lafayette employees who choose to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can win this August.

To be eligible, employees must successfully submit valid proof of vaccination to the university by Aug. 13. From the pool of employees who document their choice to be vaccinated, 50 will be randomly selected. The winners will be validated and announced the week of Aug. 23.

Other prizes include a pair of tickets to a men’s basketball game, a reserved campus parking spot for a year and gift cards to local establishments. 

“Our employees have gone above and beyond to support our students and keep our university open and operating safely throughout the pandemic. We are proud of and immensely grateful for all of their efforts, including making the choice to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as we all work together to continue to protect Purdue,” said Bill Bell, vice president for human resources. 

Employees affiliated with the West Lafayette campus are eligible to participate. Terms and conditions apply. Full details can be viewed online.

Employees will receive notification that their documentation was successfully submitted after uploading. Those who already have already successfully uploaded their status are entered and do not need to resubmit. Submitting falsified vaccine documentation will result in swift and severe disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

In May, the University announced the Old Golden Ticket drawing, which gives fully vaccinated Purdue students the chance to be one of 10 to win $9,992, an amount representing the annual undergraduate tuition cost for an in-state student at Purdue University since 2013.

Students must successfully submit valid proof of vaccination to the university by July 15 to be entered. The 10 student winners will be validated and announced by July 29.

One of the first universities to commit to reopening campus in 2020, Purdue has been as open, densely populated and operational as any school its size while taking measured and necessary steps to protect its campus community. The consistent and nearly universal embrace of the Protect Purdue Pledge by students, faculty and staff has been vital to the safety of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Vaccination, according to medical authorities worldwide and evidence on a global basis, is the fastest and surest means today to significantly reduce the risk of exposure and serious illness, and Purdue continues to encourage all Boilermakers to get vaccinated now. The greater the percentage of our campus community who are vaccinated, the more protected we all are and the more we can ease Protect Purdue restrictions and return to full normal operations.

Students and employees who provide valid documentation of full vaccination status against COVID-19 by Aug. 13 may enjoy greater amounts of choice as it pertains to activities on campus. Those choosing not to be vaccinated opt instead to participate in  regular surveillance testing, beginning Aug. 23, and understand that fewer campus activities may be available to them this fall.

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Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu, 765-494-2080