UW 70 thermometer

Students and others walk by the “Protect the Nest” thermometer in the UW-River Falls University Center Monday morning. UWRF announced last week that 70% of its students have received the complete COVID-19 vaccination series.

MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced that UW-River Falls has attained a 70% vaccination rate among students.

“This is quite an accomplishment for the students of UW-River Falls and a sign of the hard work and commitment of the university’s staff and administration,” said System President Tommy Thompson. “Our vaccination campaign is working.”

UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee, UW Oshkosh, 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 over 90 percent.

The UW System provides vaccination rates for all universities weekly. The System extended the deadline for its Vax Up! “70 for 70” campaign to encourage students to become vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The new deadline is October 31, 2021.

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.

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