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University of Texas Arlington



August 17, 2021

Dear Maverick Community,

We want you to get vaccinated if you are able. Here’s why:

  • Vaccines are our best defense against the virus. The more people who get vaccinated, the safer we all will be.
  • If you are not vaccinated, you are at significant risk of infection and illness from the Delta variant, which is highly contagious.
  • Public health officials report nationwide that the majority of COVID‑19 hospitalizations and deaths are among those who are not vaccinated.
  • The vaccines authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are safe.

We are making vaccinations as easy as possible for you. The second of our on-campus COVID‑19 vaccine clinics is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Wednesday, August 18 in the exercise rooms of the Maverick Activities Center. We will have additional clinics on Aug. 25 and Sept. 15.

Vaccines through our on-campus clinics are free regardless of insurance status. You don’t need an appointment. Just walk in, push up your sleeve and get your shot. To show our appreciation, students will receive a $50 gift card to the UTA Bookstore per vaccine received at our on-campus clinics. This means you can receive $100 total if you get both doses through our clinics.

If you are able to get vaccinated, come to the MAC on Wednesday or explore the numerous other vaccine opportunities available to you through UTA and in the community. All faculty, staff and students who provide proof of full vaccination to the forthcoming COVID‑19 Health Portal by Oct. 4 will be eligible to receive larger prizes, regardless of where and when you received your vaccine. You can visit our Maverick Motivator Program webpage to learn more about vaccine incentives.

The COVID‑19 Delta variant has spread rapidly across our community. Hospitals in the region report that they are at or approaching maximum capacity. That means the normalcy we’ve been inching toward in recent months is in jeopardy. Let’s reclaim the ground we’d previously gained by ensuring you, your friends and loved ones get vaccinated.

If you have any questions, contact

Mav Up, Sleeve Up,

Angela Middleton, M.D.
Director of Health Services

Lisa Nagy
Vice President for Student Affairs




The University of Texas at Arlington

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