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The members of the Arts and Science Students Union executive are sharing their reasons for getting vaccinated.

Protect the pack and get vaccinated

Student leaders share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine


The executives of the Arts and Science Students Union (ASSU) are encouraging other College of Arts and Science students to get vaccinated.

“We at the ASSU would like to reiterate the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and the scientific research behind it. Please get vaccinated and use reliable sources to get information from. It is extremely important not only for you but also for your community, and it is a major step towards alleviating the damage caused by the virus,” said ASSU President Lucas Kobashi.

In the photos below, the student leaders share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine, which is available for free to all Saskatchewan residents age 12 and up.

University of Saskatchewan (USask) students can book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Student Wellness Centre.

“Getting vaccinated stopped being a matter of self and became a matter of empathy. It's important for you to be safe so you can keep others safe as well.” –Lucas Kobashi, ASSU president

“For me, getting the vaccine was never a decision, but a duty. A duty to myself, my family, my friends, my colleagues, my professors, everyone. I am so privileged to be in a country in which I can say that I am already fully vaccinated, especially when my home country is going through such hard times. I am thankful for this opportunity and I cannot wait for everyone to be safe so we can return to normal.” –Ana Pontes de Azevedo, ASSU vice-president marketing

“I got vaccinated to help stop the spread of cases in my community.” –Veronica Dirk-Pothier, ASSU vice-president internal affairs

“I got vaccinated because I want to be safe and it’s a small step for life to go back to normal.” –Maahi Shah, ASSU vice-president external affairs

“I am proud to do my part and help establish herd immunity to protect all.” –Sahil Soota, ASSU vice-president academic

Post your vax story and earn rewards!

USask students, share why getting vaccinated is important to you for a chance to earn big rewards! Each week until August 29, up to four students who post the best #USaskVax stories will receive a $100 USask gift card. Simply tag your post with #USaskVax and @usask to be considered for a weekly reward. Learn more.

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