TVCC to offer $100 vaccine incentive to students

Treasure Valley Community College. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – Treasure Valley Community College will now offer enrolled students $100 in exchange for showing a filled-out vaccination card, officials said Wednesday. 

The gift is meant as an incentive to encourage students to get vaccinated, said Dr. Dana Young, college president. 

“As a college, we are trying to do our part to keep our community safe and healthy and help to flatten the curve in Malheur County,” Young said. “We also hope this encourages students to get vaccinated and allows us to continue in-person classes throughout fall term.”

TVCC has offered a full spread of in-person classes since last fall, when most other community colleges in Oregon were fully virtual. 

Students who are fully vaccinated – meaning they have received two . . .