UW-River Falls reaches 70% threshold for student COVID-19 vaccinations

MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced Thursday, Oct. 14, that UW-River Falls has attained a 70 percent vaccination rate among students.

“This is quite an accomplishment for the students of UW-River Falls and a sign of the hard work and commitment of the university’s staff and administration,” said System President Tommy Thompson. “Our vaccination campaign is working.”

The report revealed that UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee, UW Oshkosh, UW-Stout, and UW-Whitewater have already reached the 70 percent threshold.

UW-Madison, which conducts an independent vaccination campaign, reportedly has a student vaccination rate over 90 percent.

The UW System reportedly provides vaccination rate updates for all state universities weekly.

According to the announcement, the deadline for its Vax Up! “70 for 70” campaign to encourage students to become vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

The campaign's new deadline is October 31.

Under the UW System’s “70 for 70” campaign, fully vaccinated students who attend universities that reach the 70 percent threshold, based on fall 2020 full-time-equivalent enrollment and excluding students studying only online, are eligible to win one of 70 scholarships valued at $7,000

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