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Women’s Soccer becomes first team to meet FinnU Vacc to School Challenge

August 17, 2021

Finlandia Women’s Soccer program achieved their first goal of the year by reaching a teamwide 80 percent vaccination status. This goal came as part of the FinnU Vacc to School Challenge, which includes the campus-wide objective of reaching a vaccination status of 70 percent. For athletics, reaching that mark at the team level means maskless practices and travel.

“Even though the chances of us getting sick of COVID is very low in our demographic, we are getting vaccinated for the people of our community who are unable to get vaccinated or are more vulnerable to the virus than us,” Thomas Goodman, Women’s Soccer Head Coach said.

Finlandia strongly encourages its students to get vaccinated. While these vaccines are safe and effective, it is an individual decision to receive one and is not required to be a part of the campus community.

Finlandia is offering its students prizes for reporting their vaccines to the FinnU Vacc to School Challenge vaccine reporter. Prizes include $100 cash to all students who report their vaccine. Additional prize drawings on August 27 include ski passes, a Nintendo Switch, gift cards to local eateries, a MacBook Pro, AirPods, Xbox Live subscriptions and more! Students also have the chance to win a final $2,000 cash grand prize once the university hits its 70 percent challenge goal.

For more information on Finlandia’s Safe Open 2021 COVID-19 Policies and the FinnU Vacc to School Challenge, visit finlandia.edu/coronavirus.

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