BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Kappa Sigma, a fraternity on Louisiana State University’s campus, kicked off the ‘Shot for $100’ COVID-19 vaccine initiative for the students on Aug.17.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, along with the Louisiana Department of Health, announced on Aug. 13 a new vaccine initiative to get more students to take the COVID-19 vaccine. This initiative will award the first 75,000 college students who receive the vaccine $100 at participating schools.
Gov. Edwards posted on Twitter thanking Kappa Sigma for playing a part in helping to get students vaccinated.
216 vaccinations were given over a four-hour window at the event. Of the appointments, 128 were drive-thru and 88 were walk-up.
“We simply want to support our university, community, and fellow classmates,” stated Chapter President, Drew Black. “By making the vaccine more accessible, we can work to keep students and our community safe.”
LSU President Dr. William Tate also made an appearance at the event.
“I was able to visit the Kappa Sigma vaccine drive, and I commend them for doing their part to make a difference on campus and set an example for others,” said LSU President, William F. Tate IV.