Haesung Ahn shows off upper-arm site of his vaccination.PhD student Haesung Ahn shows off the site of his vaccination against COVID-19.

Winners share motivation for vaccination

Protecting themselves and others from the coronavirus and hoping to speed social recovery from the pandemic are the most common reasons cited for getting vaccinated by the first week’s winners of the Get Social about the Jab to Win! contest.

Typical was first-year psychology major Paige Sajtovich.

“I got my vaccine to protect myself and especially others who are more vulnerable than I am in the community,” she posted to her personal Facebook page. “I want us all to be able to enjoy the things we used to enjoy again. We are all in this together.”

Haesung Ahn, a doctoral candidate in civil engineering, told his Instagram followers he misses previous normal student life.

“I got my vaccine,” Ahn added. “I think it could be the most effective way to prevent spreading the virus.”

Sajtovich and Ahn are among five initial winners who will receive a #TakeAJabUWindsor T-shirt, a $10 Tim Horton’s gift card, and assorted swag. Others are master of electrical engineering student Muhammad Annas Aziz, fourth-year forensic science student Athena Cox, and MHK candidate Samantha D’Agonstino.

Winning a tuition voucher or Amazon e-card worth $500 are third-year communications student Ashley Jun, fourth-year business major Dylan Nickolson, chemistry master’s candidate Parzhin Ziyaei Naghshbandi, and Siu Ling Le, marketing co-ordinator for Continuing Education.

The contest continues with weekly draws through Sept. 17. To enter, “like” a post on the UWindsor Facebook or Instagram accounts with the #TakeAJabUWindsor or #KOCOVID hashtag, explaining why you decided to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Entry in a grand prize draw offering a choice of an iPad Air or Apple Macbook or Microsoft Surface or $3,000 tuition voucher is available for sharing a photo, video, or text message supporting the #TakeaJab campaign.

Find details, including contest rules and eligibility, an entry form, and a calendar of prize draws, on the “Get Social about the Jab to Win” website.