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UW-Green Bay hits 70% threshold for student vaccinations

Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 14:31:52-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has reached a 70 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate among students, the university announced Thursday.

The university says its student body attends in-person classes at any of its four campuses: Marinette, Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

The rate is encouraged by UW System President Tommy Thompson as part of UW System’s 70 for 70 campaign.

“I’m thrilled the students of UW-Stevens Point and UW-Green Bay are getting vaccinated,” said System President Tommy Thompson in a statement. “It’s quite an accomplishment and a credit to all those on campus who helped achieve it.”

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. UW-Green Bay students are eligible for four of those scholarships, UWGB said.

UW-Stevens Point also announced today that they have reached the 70 percent threshold. UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee, UW Oshkosh, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, and UW-Whitewater have already reached the 70 percent threshold. UW-Madison, which is running its own vaccination campaign, has a student vaccination rate of more than 90 percent.

The UW System provides vaccination rates for all universities weekly, the UW system said in a statement.