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Heartland launches ‘This is Our Shot’ campaign

August 6, 2021

Heartland Community College is launching the “This is Our Shot” campaign encouraging students, employees, and the general public to get vaccinated and stop the spread of COVID-19. 

As the Fall 2021 semester is about to begin at Heartland, the campus has a Standard of Care and Courtesy in place which requires all individuals to adhere to practices such as wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance while indoors at HCC facilities. Heartland is also offering free, non-invasive SHIELD testing for COVID-19 on the campus. 

“Our ‘This is Our Shot’ campaign encourages individuals who are eligible to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Heartland Community College Dean of Health Sciences Jennifer O’Connor. “The vaccines that are currently available throughout HCC District 540 have proven to be very effective in protecting against serious illness and hospitalization caused by this the virus and emerging strains. CDC data is showing that the Delta variant of COVID is spreading rapidly in areas where a large number of the population is unvaccinated. To keep our campus community healthy, and prevent other mitigation measures from being reinstated, everyone should get vaccinated if they are eligible.” 

Heartland will hold vaccination clinics during the HCC Fall Festival on August 24 and 25 for the “single shot” Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The clinics will run from 10:00am-3:00pm on the main Heartland campus in Normal (1500 W Raab Rd.). The clinic is open to students, employees, and the general public. Anyone can sign up for an appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea8a62cabf8c70-covid19 

Students who are vaccinated at the clinics or who show a vaccination card can be entered into a drawing to pay for textbooks. The Heartland Foundation will award 10 random students entered into the drawing with $250 in bookstore credit, each. 

The vaccination clinic is open for Heartland students, employees and the general public. Only currently enrolled students are eligible for the textbook credit drawing. 

For more information on Heartland Community College operations to provide a safe and healthy learning environment visit https://www.heartland.edu/coronavirus/index.html

Written by: Steve Fast