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Vaccine Information - Norman Campus

In partnership with local and state officials, OU Health Services at Goddard Health Center on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to students, faculty, staff, and their dependents.

Getting Vaccinated at OU

The cumulative number of vaccinations administered by OU Health Services is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.


 

 

 

OU Vaccinates Employee Incentive Program

OU is offering cash and prizes to encourage employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and to thank employees who have already been vaccinated.


 

Employee Incentive Program

OU Vaccinates Student Incentive Program

The university wants to thank our students who are already vaccinated, and incentivize students who are still unvaccinated, by offering a range of scholarships and OU Athletics season ticket(s).

 

Student Incentive Program


 


 

OU Vaccinates: Employee Incentive Program

#OUVaccinates Employee Appreciation
and Incentive Program

OU is offering cash and prizes to encourage employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and to thank employees who have already been vaccinated.

Who Is Eligible?

  • OU Norman full-time and part-time employees who have had at least one dose of a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine at the time of entry.
  • OU Norman full-time and part-time employees who have submitted a declination form for a medical or religious reason.

How to Enter:

Prizes:                                                                    

Eligible OU Norman employees who complete the survey will be entered into weekly drawings for prizes, including cash and various tech items.

Survey Completed

Drawing Date

Prizes

# of Winners

9/7 - 9/12

Sept. 13

$200 Cash

25

Amazon Echo Dot

20

9/7 - 9/19

Sept. 20

$200 Cash

20

Apple AirTag

12

9/7 - 9/26

Sept. 27

$200 Cash

15

INIU Portable Charger

40

Where to Get Vaccinated:

COVID-19 vaccinations are readily available in most communities, including on the OU Norman campus through OU Health Services at Goddard Health Center. You can learn more about vaccination locations here.

Fine Print:

  • Your personal vaccination information will not be shared.
  • Recipients of weekly prize drawings will be notified via their OU email.
  • Winners of weekly prize drawings will be randomly selected and must follow proof of being fully vaccinated or have a declination form submitted by October 29, 2021, to collect their prize.
  • Eligible participants cannot win more than one OU vaccine appreciation and incentive prize.
  • Cash prizes will be paid via the payroll system and are subject to any required taxes per IRS regulations. 

Questions?

Email wellness@ou.edu.


 


 


 

OU Vaccinates: Student Incentive Program

#OUVaccinates Student Appreciation
and Incentive Program

Welcome to the #OUVaccinates Student Appreciation and Incentive Program. The university wants to thank our students who are already vaccinated, and incentivize students who are still unvaccinated, by offering a range of scholarships and OU Athletics season ticket(s).

The #OUVaccinates Student Appreciation and Incentive Program offers OU-Norman students (located on the Norman and Tulsa campuses) two ways to win big while helping slow the spread of COVID-19:

  1. #OUVaccinates: Vaccination Contest
  2. #OUVaccinates: Instagram Challenge(s)

The sooner students participate in the programs, the…

  • more chances they have to be randomly selected in #OUVaccinates drawings,
  • more money and prizes available to win, and
  • the safer the OU Norman campus and community will be. 

Hosted by the Division of Student Affairs, funding was identified to promote, reward, and incentivize vaccination rates among Norman campus students. The #OUVaccinates Program also offers vaccine clinic events, t-shirts, posters, and buttons to anyone in the campus community.


 


 

#OUVaccinates Vaccination Contest

Scholarships up to $5,000 plus Football/Basketball Season Tickets

TIME PERIOD*

DRAWING DATE

PRIZES**

# WINNERS

8/12-9/3

SEPT. 3

Athletics Student Season Tickets Pkg

(Football and Basketball)

10

9/4-9/10

SEPT. 10

$5,000 Bursar Scholarship

1

9/11-9/17

SEPT. 17

$2,500 Bursar Scholarship

2

9/18-9/24

SEPT. 24

$1,000 Bursar Scholarship

5

*Time Period concludes at 12:00 p.m. CST on the Drawing Date. All students registered at or after 12 p.m. CST will be entered in the following drawings.

**All scholarships will be applied directly to the winning student’s bursar account. Winners who are ineligible for the Athletics Season Tickets Package can receive an equal or lesser value scholarship applied directly to the student’s bursar account. Scholarships and athletics tickets are non-transferable and may be subject to certain date restrictions.

How to Participate:

  • Fully or partially vaccinated students (find definition here)
    • Complete the #OUVaccinates entry form for one (1) entry to win scholarships of $1,000 up to $5,000 or prizes from OU Athletics. 
  • Unvaccinated students
    • Visit OU Health Services’ website to find when and where you can receive your vaccination.
    • Have an exemption? Complete the #OUVaccinates entry form and provide the required declination information for one (1) entry to win scholarships of $1,000 up to $5,000 or prizes from OU Athletics.
      • Individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions or religious beliefs may indicate the exemption on the entry form and still be entered to win scholarships/prizes.
  • Any student who wins a Vaccination Contest drawing will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (or coordinate full vaccination) or supporting exemption documents before scholarships/prizes can be received.
  • After each drawing, winning students will be removed from subsequent drawings. All other students will remain eligible for subsequent drawings; therefore, the sooner students participate, the better.

Who is Eligible:

  • Students who are enrolled full-time for the fall 2021 semester in OU-Norman-based programs on the Norman or Tulsa campuses, excluding concurrently enrolled high school students and immediate family members of those involved with this program.

What are the Prizes:

When are the Drawings:

  • Winners will be randomly selected at 12:00 p.m. CST during the drawing dates listed above in the #OUVaccinates: Vaccination Contest table.

Where to Get Vaccinated on the OU Norman Campus:

For Accommodations:

Winner Notifications:

  • Once eligibility has been verified, winning students will be contacted via email by OU Health Services to request necessary proof/documentation.
  • Any winning student who does not respond and provide necessary proof/documentation within three (3) business days will forfeit as winner(s) and a new winner(s) will be randomly selected.
  • Drawings occur on the above listed Drawing Dates (Fridays) at 12:00 p.m. CST. Therefore, student winners must respond to OU Health Services by the following Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Conditions:

  • The University of Oklahoma reserves the right to modify or change the program rules or cancel the Program at any time. The Program and drawings are subject to all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  • By entering this program, the student
    • chooses to voluntarily receive the vaccination(s) and assumes all liability, therefore. The University of Oklahoma is not responsible for any injuries or illnesses occurring as a result of a student obtaining vaccinations and entering this program.
    • grants the University of Oklahoma and its affiliates* the right to take their picture and to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast, distribute, exploit, modify, adapt, and create derivative works of photographs, videotaped images or video/audio recordings of me (“Materials”) by incorporating them into publications, catalogues, brochures, books, magazines, photo exhibits, motion picture films, videos, electronic media, web sites, and/or other media, or commercial, informational, educational, advertising, or promotional materials or publications related thereto. By declining, the student’s eligibility to win is not impacted.
    • winners authorize OU Health Services to verify the accuracy of their vaccine status through the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System or other government database. The student winners may also present their vaccine cards upon request.
  • A scholarship is a benefit to the individual and therefore reported as part of their financial aid package. Some individual prizes may affect the winning student’s financial aid award package. Students who receive university scholarships, grants, and/or federal financial aid should consult with Student Financial Center to assess the impact the prize may have on any existing financial award packages. Scholarships will be applied directly to the student’s bursar account once all criteria has been met.

*Affiliates include the Office of Marketing and Communication, OU Athletics, University departments, academic colleges and/or programs

 

 


 

#OUVaccinates Instagram Challenge(s)

Win $100 Scholarships!

POST DATE

DRAWING DATE*

PRIZES**

# WINNERS

AUG. 16

AUG. 27

$100

10

AUG. 30

SEPT. 10

$100

5

SEPT. 13

SEPT. 24

$100

5

*Posts can be shared, tagged and commented on from the Post Date through 12:00 p.m. CST on the Drawing Date.

**All scholarships will be applied directly to the winning student’s bursar account, are non-transferable, and may be subject to certain date restrictions.

How to Participate:

  • Fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or unvaccinated students 
    • Participate in the #OUVaccinates Instagram Challenge(s) for up to three (3) entries to win several $100 scholarships.  
    • New Instagram posts will be shared on August 16, 30 and September 13 on the @OUHealthServices Instagram account. Students who share, tag, and comment on each new post will be entered each time for a total of up to three (3) entries.
    • Don’t have Instagram? Email ouvaccinates@ou.edu for alternative entry methods.
  • After each drawing, winning students will be removed from subsequent drawings. All other students will remain eligible for subsequent drawings; therefore, the sooner students participate, the better.

Who is Eligible:

  • Students who are enrolled full-time for the fall 2021 semester in OU-Norman-based programs on the Norman or Tulsa campuses, excluding concurrently enrolled high school students and immediate family members of those involved with this program.

What are the Prizes:

When are the Drawings:

  • Winners will be randomly selected at 12:00 p.m. CST during the drawing dates listed above in the #OUVaccinates: Instagram Challenge(s) table.

Where to Get Vaccinated on the OU Norman Campus:

For Accommodations:

Winner Notifications:

  • Once eligibility has been verified, winning students will be contacted via email by OU Health Services.
  • Any winning student who does not respond within three (3) business days will forfeit as winner(s) and a new winner(s) will be randomly selected.
  • Drawings occur on the above listed Drawing Dates (Fridays) at 12:00 p.m. CST. Therefore, student winners must respond to OU Health Services by the following Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Conditions:

  • The University of Oklahoma reserves the right to modify or change the program rules or cancel the Program at any time. The Program and drawings are subject to all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  • Students who choose to voluntarily receive vaccination(s) assume all liability, therefore. The University of Oklahoma is not responsible for any injuries or illnesses occurring as a result of a student obtaining vaccinations.
  • By entering this program, the student grants the University of Oklahoma and its affiliates* the right to take their picture and to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast, distribute, exploit, modify, adapt, and create derivative works of photographs, videotaped images or video/audio recordings of me (“Materials”) by incorporating them into publications, catalogues, brochures, books, magazines, photo exhibits, motion picture films, videos, electronic media, web sites, and/or other media, or commercial, informational, educational, advertising, or promotional materials or publications related thereto. By declining, the student’s eligibility to win is not impacted.
  • A scholarship is a benefit to the individual and therefore reported as part of their financial aid package. Some individual prizes may affect the winning student’s financial aid award package. Students who receive university scholarships, grants, and/or federal financial aid should consult with Student Financial Center to assess the impact the prize may have on any existing financial award packages. Scholarships will be applied directly to the student’s bursar account once all criteria have  been met.

*Affiliates include the Office of Marketing and Communication, OU Athletics, University departments, academic colleges and/or programs

 

 


 

Vaccination Requirements

Beginning June 1, 2021, vaccination requirements will be limited to two groups of OU community members: students, faculty, and staff who have patient-facing responsibilities and those who request to volunteer, shadow, or observe in patient care settings; and all those who elect to participate in study abroad programs. Read more about vaccination requirements at OU.

Eligibility

All Oklahomans age 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.   

International and non-resident students, faculty, and staff who have permanent out-of-state or international addresses are also eligible to register through the OSDH portal using their current local address. International and non-resident students are eligible to receive the vaccine in Oklahoma.

Resources to Help You Locate a Vaccine Off-Campus

Vaccine appointments can be scheduled at various locations off campus.

Steps to Take:

  • Register on the OSDH Vaccine Schedular Portal and complete the questionnaire to be notified of vaccine appointment availability at a community location.
    • New appointments are posted to the OSDH portal as they become available.
       
  • Some vaccine appointments across the state are not listed through the OSDH portal. Visit the following resources to see vaccine availability near you:

View Your Immunization Records

To view your immunization records through the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System, click here.

The information must be an exact match to what is in OSIIS. Please use the cell phone number that is attached to the record or email address. If the email address isn’t listed on the record, the system will not return a record. For assistance, email OSIISHELP@health.ok.gov.


 


 

OU Updates Masking Protocols

Taking into consideration the CDC’s recent guidance on masking, Oklahoma state law, and the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Oklahoma, OU has adopted the following masking protocols for all three campuses.

OU Masking Protocols

General Facilities

The university encourages masking indoors. The university strongly encourages masking for all individuals in high-density settings, such as classrooms and at special events.

Health Care Facilities

OU continues to require masking for all individuals in patient-facing settings, including clinical research participant areas and facilities and areas where patient care is the primary function.

Transportation

Riders on transit buses and shuttles must wear masks, in compliance with Department of Transportation mandates.
 

Health Sciences Center

OUHSC COVID-19 updates, resources, and vaccine information are available at Student and Employee Health (405) 271-9675, OU Children's Pharmacy (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), Sooner Pediatrics (405) 271-6827, and Family Medicine (405) 271-4311.
 

OU-Tulsa

OU-Tulsa COVID-19 updates and resources are available at ou.edu/tulsa/coronavirus. OU-Tulsa students and employees may schedule a vaccine in the Internal Medicine clinic at covidvaccine.ou.edu/tulsainternalmedicine or check their local health department website.

FAQs and Additional Information

For a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine on the Norman campus, visit the OU Together FAQ webpage. For more information about vaccine distribution at OU, visit OU Health Services.