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How to Enter

Step 1: Make sure you've been vaccinated

Already received the COVID-19 vaccine at UK? Proceed to Step 2.

Already received the COVID-19 vaccine through a non-UK provider? Submit documentation and proceed to Step 2.

Still need to get vaccinated? Request an appointment.

Get Vaccinated

Step 2: Submit your entry

Once you've been vaccinated (received at least their first dose of a Moderna, Pfizer or other World Health Organization approved 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson or other World Health Organization approved single dose vaccine), you MUST complete this form to be entered for a chance to win.

Enter the drawing

GET VACCINATED

UK students can enter the Cats Get Vaxed COVID-19 vaccine incentive drawing for a chance to win prizes like tuition scholarships, education abroad scholarships, UK Athletics tickets, Keeneland experiences and so much more! Prizes include:

  • Vaccine incentive tuition scholarship
  • Vaccine incentive Education Abroad scholarship
  • Season passes to UK football and basketball home games
  • Keeneland race day experience
  • And much more!

Prizes View a list of our prizes by date

Rules

The potential winners of the drawings will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received and subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the Rules. Upon the random selection of an entrant and verification, the entrant will be declared the official winner of the drawing.

Eligible UK students can only submit one (1) entry for the drawings. Prior to each drawing, all duplicate entries will be removed.

Eligible entrants will be eligible for all random prize drawings. All winners will be removed from future drawings. No participant may win more than one prize.

All entries received by the deadline will be included in all future drawings for prizes.

Read the Full Terms and Conditions

Eligibility and Verification

All University of Kentucky students are eligible for the drawing if they:

  • Are enrolled in one or more course(s) at UK at the close of business on the day prior to the drawing; and
  • Have received at least their first dose of a Moderna, Pfizer or other World Health Organization approved 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson or other World Health Organization approved single dose vaccine; and
  • Have self-reported their vaccine information here by the close of business on the day prior to the drawing. If you were vaccinated at a UK affiliated site you do not need to self-report unless asked to do so by Health Corps.

To win, the entrant’s vaccination information and student status must be verified by UK Health Corps.

Past Winners

Click here to view a list of past winners.

Vaccine Incentive Program FAQs

If I was vaccinated at UK or uploaded proof of my vaccination, do I still need to enter to win?

Yes. You must complete the entry form for a few reasons. First and foremost, we want to make sure we have the most accurate information to reach you should you win one of the incentive prizes. Also, there are terms and conditions that must be read before entering our giveaway, and those are attached to the entry form. Lastly, it helps ensure that we have given everyone who is eligible an opportunity to enter to win.  

 

What happens if a prize winner does not meet the qualifications?

We will have alternate winners to ensure that each and every incentive is given to an eligible student.  

Can you explain more about the tuition scholarship?

Five students who complete the entry form will be awarded the Vaccine Incentive Tuition Scholarship up to the value of in-state tuition for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships shall be consulted to determine whether students selected for the vaccine incentive scholarship prizes meet eligibility requirements. When the receipt of a scholarship creates an overaward, the Office of Student Financial Aid is required by federal and state regulations and institutional policy to alleviate the overpayment. For more information and detail on the Financial Aid Overaward Policy visit https://www.uky.edu/financialaid/overaward-policy.

Am I eligible to win more than once?

Once a student has been selected for an incentive, they will not be eligible for additional incentives this academic year.  

What if I want to hold out for a bigger or different prize?

A potential winner who refuses to accept a prize will not be eligible for any future winnings as a part of this promotion.

If I win, and the prize can be shared with friends, do they have to be vaccinated as well?

That depends on the incentive. Some of the incentive partners require proof of vaccine status or negative COVID test, such as Railbird. Others, such as the Crank and Boom ice cream is yours to share as you wish—as long as it safely done. When we award the prize, we will outline those parameters that apply. 

Do I need to be fully vaccinated to be eligible to win a prize?

For a student to be eligible, they must have received at least their first dose of a Moderna, Pfizer or other World Health Organization approved 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson or other World Health Organization approved single dose vaccine. Students must also self-report their vaccine information at go.uky.edu/selfreport by the close of business on the day prior to the drawing. If you were vaccinated at a UK affiliated site you do not need to self-report unless asked to do so by Health Corps. 

How many times can I submit an entry?

Eligible UK students can only submit one (1) entry for the drawings. Prior to each drawing, all duplicate entries will be removed. Eligible entrants will be eligible for all random prize drawings. All winners will be removed from future drawings. No participant may win more than one prize. 

What is the deadline for submitting an entry?

Entries can be submitted until 11:59:59 p.m. the night before each drawing. For drawing dates and specific entry deadlines, view the full terms and conditions.

How will winners by notified?

Potential winners will be notified through phone and/or email that they have been selected. If we are not able to make contact with a potential winner after reasonable time and attempts, alternate winners will be selected and notified.  

Vaccine FAQs

Where do I sign up to request the vaccine?

Where can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine at UK?

Turfland Retail Pharmacy – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Moderna (booster only) and Pfizer

  • 2195 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40504 

University Health Pharmacy – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Moderna and Pfizer

  • 830 South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536 

Alumni Park Plaza – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon - 1p.m.); Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; Pfizer only 

  • 2317 Alumni Park Plaza, Lexington, KY 40517  

  • This site is drive-thru only  

Gatton Student Center (Blue Box Theater)

Regular Hours (will be updated after August 26)

  • M-F 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Additional K Week Hours

  • Saturday, August 21 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 22 - 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

How do I sign up for my booster once I receive my first dose?

Request your booster any time after receiving your first dose.

Please complete another request form for your second dose once you have completed your first. You’ll receive an access code and will be able to schedule an appointment closer to or shortly after your booster date.

If I've already received a vaccine outside of UK and UK HealthCare, what additional steps should I take?

If you received a vaccine at another provider not through UK or UK HealthCare, please upload your documentation here.

If I am a student but my permanent residence is outside of Kentucky, am I still eligible to receive the vaccine?

Yes. Anyone who is 12 or older is eligible to receive the vaccine.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Students are required to bring any ID to their appointment. A student ID is also valid.

What should I expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

After getting vaccinated, you might have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. Common side effects are pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where you received the shot, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea throughout the rest of the body. These side effects could affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.