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Ensuring our entire Teal Nation community is safeguarded against COVID-19 remains a high priority for the 2021/22 academic year! COVID-19 vaccinations are the surest way to stop the spread of COVID-19! The more students who are vaccinated, the greater our chances to keep campus safe and open.

The Teal Nation Vaccinations Incentives Program is being supported by the University’s allotted CARES Act funds.

This Week's Vax to the Max Scholarship Winners: (Announced: September 24, 2021)

Winner 1

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Jaclyn Catalano

sophomore hospitality, resort, and tourism management major

Houston, Texas

Jaclyn

Winner 2

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Makayla McElhaney

senior biology major

Goose Creek, S.C.

Makayala

Winner 3

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Vincent Petitti

sophomore physical education major
Wynantskill, N.Y.

Vincent

Winner 4

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Kathryn Rossi

freshman theatre arts major
Whitefish, Mont.

Kathryn

COVID-19 Vaccinations:

 As of September 20, 2021

Students:

3,356

(32.7%)

Fac/Staff:

874

(53%)

Chauncey awards four $2,500 scholarships every week for 10 weeks in Fall 2021 and 10 weeks in Spring 2022!

That’s $10,000 every week: $200,000 in total weekly prizes!

  • Winners will be announced every Friday from Sept. 24 through Dec. 3, 2021 (no award will be drawn during Thanksgiving week).
  • Scholarship award drawings will continue weekly in Spring 2022! 
-PLUS-

Chauncey awards Grand Prize Scholarship Awards – a total of two full-ride scholarships for a semester at CCU, including tuition, room, and board!

  • Awards for full-ride scholarships will be announced on Dec. 6, 2021 and on April 28, 2022.
  • Scholarships for either in-state or out-of-state students include full tuition, housing, and meal plans for one semester.
  • In order to participate, students must be currently enrolled at CCU.
  • Students who would like to be vaccinated can do so through CCU Student Health Services (SHS). Once fully vaccinated at SHS, students are automatically entered for future drawings.
  • Students who are already fully vaccinated or who choose to be vaccinated at an off-campus location can either:

1. Go to https://coastal.medicatconnect.com and log on with their CCU username and password. Next, they will enter their immunization information and then upload their immunization card/document.

    -OR-

2. Take a photograph of their official vaccination card and email it to shsmedrec@coastal.edu.

  • If additional assistance is needed, email shsmedrec@coastal.edu or phone the COVID-19 call center at 843-349-4100.
  • Students awarded a weekly scholarship are not eligible for additional weekly awards.
  • Students winning a weekly award are also eligible for the grand prize scholarship.
  • Students awarded a grand prize scholarship are not eligible for an additional grand prize scholarship.
  • CCU students who have been fully vaccinated can participate in a weekly, random drawing to win one of four $2,500 scholarships.
  • Weekly scholarship drawings will be conducted for 10 weeks each semester.
  • Weekly winners will be contacted via email.
  • Scholarship winners will be officially announced each Friday.
  • Once entered, CCU students who have been fully vaccinated are also eligible to win one of two Grand Prize Scholarship Awards – full-ride scholarships for a semester at CCU. Grand Prize Scholarship Awards will be announced on Dec. 6, 2021 and on April 28, 2022.
  • Winners of the Grand Prize Scholarship Awards will be contacted via email.
  • Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available at CCU Student Health Services. To schedule your vaccination, book an online appointment by logging into coastal.medicatconnect.com using your CCU credentials. For easy-to-follow instructions, click here. You may also schedule your appointment, by calling SHS at 843-349-6543.
  • Information on additional COVID-19 vaccine locations can be found on the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control VACCINE LOCATOR

By uploading your COVID-19 vaccination documentation for the purpose of participating in the Teal Nation Vaccinations incentives program, you hereby agree to, understand, and represent the following:

  • You agree that the University may publicize and utilize your name, image, and directory information regarding your award in the event you are selected for a scholarship.
  • You may only win one COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Scholarship.
  • CCU has not made any promises nor commitments to you to secure your participation is strictly voluntary.
  • The scholarship may be taxable, and you are responsible for any payment of any taxes.
  • The faculty/staff prizes may be taxable, and you are responsible for payment of any taxes.
How will I receive this scholarship award?

The award will be added to your student account.


How do I verify that I am entered into the Vaccine Incentive Program?

If you submitted your vaccination information via the shsmedrec@coastal.edu email address, you will receive an auto-response from the shsmedrec@coastal.edu email address. If you receive this email response, your vaccination information has been received and will be uploaded into the system within two business days.

If you submitted your vaccination information via the MySHS Patient Portal, you can find your vaccination record in the “Upload” tab, under “Documents already on file.” This confirms that you are entered into the Vaccine Incentive Program.


Do I have to be vaccinated to be on campus?

Coastal Carolina University will not mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff, and students. However, the University strongly encourages students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated.


Do I have to disclose my vaccination status?

In order to participate in the TEAL NATION VACCINATIONS Incentives Program, you must upload your vaccination record. However, participation in the Teal Nation Vaccination incentives program is voluntary.


Will my supervisor or faculty have access to my information?

Only employees administering the TEAL NATION VACCINATIONS incentives program will have access to your vaccination record.


Do I need to upload information related to my vaccination status?

In order to participate in the Teal Nation Vaccinations incentives program, your COVID-19 immunization record will need to be provided. 

Students who are already fully vaccinated or who choose to be vaccinated at an off-campus location can either:

  • Go to https://coastal.medicatconnect.comand log on with their CCU username and password. Next, they will enter their immunization information and then upload their immunization card/document.

-OR-


Am I eligible to participate in the incentives program if I’m already vaccinated?

Yes. Students who are already fully vaccinated either:

  • Go to https://coastal.medicatconnect.comand log on with their CCU username and password. Next, they will enter the immunization information and then upload their immunization card/document.

-OR-


Will the names of the drawing winners be shared publicly?

By uploading your immunization record, you agree that the University may publicize and utilize your name, image, and directory information regarding your award in the event you are selected for a scholarship. 


Can an individual win more than one scholarship award?

Students awarded a weekly scholarship prize are not eligible for additional weekly awards.

Students winning a weekly award are also eligible for the grand prize scholarship.

Students awarded a grand prize are not eligible for additional grand prizes.


If I have a religious or medical exemption from the vaccine, am I eligible to participate in the program?

Only students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are eligible to participate.


I’m unsure about getting vaccinated. Can I have more information?

Yes, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death. Key information, as well as myths and facts about the vaccine.


I have a question about the TEAL NATION VACCINATIONS Incentive Program that is not answered in the FAQs. Who do I contact?

For more information, contact CHANT411.

Teal Nation Vaccination Incentive Program for Faculty/Staff

  1. Everyone who submits their COVID-19 vaccination records via Medicat will receive a Tervis cup (or something like it)
  2. On Friday, Oct. 15, we will announce the winners of two Grand Prizes and 80 other prizes (see below):
    • Two parking spots with signage...good until June 30, 2022
    • 10 iPad Air 10.9-inch
    • 10 iPad Minis 
    • 10 YETI Hopper Flip 12-inch soft coolers
    • 10 $250 gift cards to Chanticleer Bookstore
    • 40 CCU Faculty (40 Block) meal swipes

All faculty and staff can access the My SHS Portal via https://coastal.medicatconnect.com/ to upload their COVID-19 vaccination card. (Those who have listed only their vaccination dates will need to go back into the system and upload their card in order to be eligible for the drawings.)

The system may recognize you as a student upon log-in, but it does receive your upload as faculty/staff.

Faculty and staff who are already fully vaccinated can upload their cards now.

Faculty and staff who would like to be vaccinated can do so through CCU Student Health Services (SHS) or at an off-campus location, and can upload their cards upon receipt of their second shot.

Why are we doing this?  The goal is to help safeguard the campus community. Since we can't mandate vaccines nor ask about vaccination status, this is the best possible option for determining what percentage of the campus is vaccinated.

Why Oct. 15 for faculty/staff incentives drawings? We want to give everyone a chance to get both shots and be eligible for the prizes.