Pierce College is handing out $150 gift cards on the spot to students who get their COVID-19 vaccination at the school’s new weekly mobile clinic.
The vaccination mobile unit will be located on campus in Parking Lot 1 every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Dec. 1 in front of the Student Services building, according to Pierce COVID-19 safety officer Paul Nieman.
The Los Angeles Fire Department and pharmacists from University of Southern California will be working in the unit and administering Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna for free.
The campus vaccine mobile unit is in compliance with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Both students and faculty will be asked to show proof of ID for an initial dose, and both ID and vaccination card for a booster shot.
“I suggest going to the LA County Department of Public Health to check on anything that might be required in addition to ID,” Nieman said.
The Los Angeles Community College District passed a COVID-19 policy effective on Oct. 18, requiring all faculty and students to register with Cleared4, a monitoring service to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result in order to be on campus.
Student Health Center assistant Loralyn Frederick said that there is no central link to access the service, but that all students, staff and faculty have their own unique link that can be found within their LACCD email.
“If you are not getting your daily reminder with a link to perform your coming-to-campus pre-screening or to schedule your baseline COVID test for those not vaccinated, please inform our COVID-19 Safety Officer, Paul Nieman,” Frederick said.
Student Madeline Pammit said that having only a check-in survey didn’t feel reliable.
“I would feel safer if we had mandated vaccines because anyone can lie on the survey questions. There’s no one to verify it’s a trust-base system,” Pammit said.
Student Kimberly Valadez said that she felt getting the vaccine was necessary.
“My reason for getting vaccinated was so I can protect myself and those around me,” Valadez said.