Cougar Vaccination Incentive Program - University of Houston
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The University of Houston encourages everyone in the Cougar community to become vaccinated against COVID-19 if possible. Data suggests that vaccination remains the best intervention for reliable protection.

We have a new opt-in program to reward faculty, staff and students for taking a vaccine: The Cougar Vaccination Incentive Program. The program runs through September 30 and offers participants a number of incentives. Faculty, staff and students who voluntarily participate will receive $50 in ShastaBUCKS and may be eligible for other incentives.

Should you choose to get vaccinated, you can then follow the steps below to become a Cougar Vaccination Incentive Program participant.

Need to be vaccinated? The Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler can help you find a vaccine location near you. UH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Information page also updates regularly with vaccine locator resources and on-campus clinics.

For more information about the Cougar Vaccination Incentive Program, please email

How can I participate?

Please follow these steps to enroll in the Cougar Vaccination Incentive Program:

  • Log into AccessUH
  • Click on the Cougar Vaccination Incentive Program icon.
  • Click the verification.
  • Upload a photograph (jpeg, jpg, png or gif) of your vaccination card (you can take this photo with your phone and log in on mobile or save the photo to your computer).
  • Staff in the Cougar Card office will verify your documentation, and then it will be deleted from the database.