Vaccination is one of the most effective tools to protect yourself and our Husker community. COVID vaccines are safe and have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are incredible benefits to being vaccinated against COVID-19, including getting to do some of things you had to avoid due to the pandemic. There are helpful resources available to locate providers of COVID-19 vaccines.
Once you are fully vaccinated, you are encouraged to submit your information to the UNL voluntary vaccine registry. Participants are eligible for weekly prize drawings, as well as grand prizes. A full list of prizes is available here.
The registry allows faculty, staff and students to submit their name, NUID number, preferred email, affiliation with the university, details on vaccine type and dates received, and upload documentation. All vaccines approved by the World Health Organization and recognized by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department are accepted for the registry and the prize drawing. Details are available in the registry.
Are the vaccines safe and effective?
Vaccine Q&A with Dr. Eberspacher, medical director at the University Health Center
If I've already had COVID-19, why should I get the vaccine?
If I am young and healthy, why should I get the vaccine?
If vaccines don't stop every case of COVID-19, what's the point?
Are the vaccines safe even though they don't have full FDA approval?
Why are masks still important for unvaccinated people?
What do we know about long-term side effects of the vaccine?
Is Myocarditis a possible side effect of the vaccine?
If you have questions about receiving a vaccine, important information to help answer questions can be found here. It’s also important to understand the common myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines. Any questions can be sent to COVID19@unl.edu.
Even as more members of our community are vaccinated, UNL COVID-19 safety protocols are still in effect. You are still required to wear a face mask, distance appropriately, and get tested if requested.