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Patrick LauzonEngineering student Patrick Lauzon invites you to get in the ring against COVID-19 at clinics on campus Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7 and 8.

Contest winner proud to lead fight against COVID

Patrick Lauzon has done his part.

The third-year mechanical engineering student is the grand prize winner of a $3,000 tuition voucher in the Get Social about the Jab to Win contest. Now closed, it offered prizes worth a total of more than $17,000 for UWindsor students, staff, and faculty who shared their stories about the fight against COVID-19.

“I have an autoimmune condition, so I knew that protecting myself as early as possible was important,” Lauzon says. “I also want to play my part in helping to defeat COVID. This has been a thing that has taken people’s lives, hurt people’s businesses, and also hurt people’s social lives.”

He adds that the vaccine was probably the most painless shot he’s ever taken.

“It was super-quick, just in and out,” Lauzon says.

On-campus vaccine clinics on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7 and 8, will offer first or second doses to anyone at least 12 years old. The clinics will administer COVID mRNA vaccines from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or while supplies last. These clinics, 28 days after the Sept. 10 clinic, allow those who received their first dose by then to be eligible for their second dose.

They are free to residents of Windsor-Essex — no health card required. Stop by the Education parking lot at the corner of University and California avenues; free parking is available to clinic patrons in all UWindsor lots.