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Nfiya Osaroedey sporting a Windsor Proud T-shirtMaster of management student Nfiya Osaroedey got vaccinated at a public clinic on campus Aug. 24.

Return to normal drives contestants to vaccinate

Second-year nursing student Andrew Hebert is ready for the pandemic to be over.

“I decided to get my COVID-19 vaccine because it brings us one step closer towards being able to live a normal life again,” he says. “By getting my vaccine, I have done my part and taken my jab in beating COVID-19.”

Hebert is one of this week’s winners in the Get Social about the Jab to Win! contest. He will receive a tuition voucher or Amazon e-card worth $500, as will computer science major Gabriela Peralta Milla, biomedical sciences student Timothy Igbokwe, and Linda Nguyen, a first-year student of behaviour, cognition, and neuroscience.

“I believe getting the COVID-19 vaccine to reduce the risk of not only my family members who are immunocompromised but also the people that I take care of, is part of my responsibility as a healthcare worker,” Nguyen says.

Five additional entrants won a #TakeAJabUWindsor T-shirt, a $10 Tim Horton’s gift card, and assorted swag: Renee Gilliam, a field learning specialist in the School of Social Work; research funding officer Nicole Noel; Farzana Akter Nasrin, pursuing Master’s studies in international accounting and finance; first-year biochemistry major Ayesha Sayyeda; and Jonathan Graniero, a senior in movement science.

Graniero has a couple of reasons to be inoculated, posting on Facebook that the vaccine will allow him to “visit family I haven't seen in years” and “go back to the movies.”

The contest continues with weekly draws through Sept. 17. To enter, “like” a post on the UWindsor Facebook or Instagram accounts with the #TakeAJabUWindsor or #KOCOVID hashtag, explaining why you decided to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Entry in a grand prize draw offering a choice of an iPad Air or Apple Macbook or Microsoft Surface or $3,000 tuition voucher is available for sharing a photo, video, or text message supporting the #TakeaJab campaign.

Find details, including contest rules and eligibility, an entry form, and a calendar of prize draws, on the “Get Social about the Jab to Win” website.