COVID tests available in Hangar, students receive $100 for getting vaccine


ULM Hawkeye

The Hangar above the SUB is ULM’s new COVID testing center. 

Testing is available Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8-11:30 a.m.

Vaccinations will also be available in the Hangar every Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No pre-registration is required.

Vaccinations are provided by the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana National Guard.

Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are the two vaccine brands available.

According to the Office of Marketing and Communications, students who receive their vaccine on campus are eligible for a $100 Visa card through the Shot for 100 program.

Students will be given their Visa card after receiving the vaccine.

The COVID vaccine is now on the list of required immunizations for new and continuing students. 

Starting next semester students will have to provide proof of immunization. 

There are two ways for students to continue without the vaccine. They can either provide a physician’s statement saying they shouldn’t get the vaccine or provide a written dissent.

The new requirement was announced last week after the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for people aged 16 and older.