New vaccine initiative launched for MCCCD students

The vaccination drive offers students a grocery store gift card

James Mackey, Reporter

Maricopa County Community College District students can not only fight the coronavirus pandemic — they can have their groceries paid for while doing it.

Estrella Mountain Community College is hosting a vaccination clinic on their campus. As an incentive to get the shot, students at all Maricopa Community Colleges will receive a free $50 grocery card at their first appointment, while supplies last. 

Estrella Mountain is not the first of Maricopa Community colleges to offer vaccinations. Chandler-Gilbert, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Glendale, and Phoenix colleges all offer testing, antibody testing, and vaccinations through Embry Health.

All appointments can be scheduled online, but the Vaccination Clinics offer appointments on a walk-in basis as well, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. across eight separate dates.

The dates for the first round of the two-part vaccine are Sept. 7, Sept. 20, Oct. 7, and Oct. 20.

The second shot dates are Oct. 5, Oct. 18, Nov. 4, and Nov. 17.

Visit the Vaccination Clinic website for more information and answers to frequently-asked questions.