New Cougar VIP website with FAQs
08/19/2021, 03:10:01 PM
University of Houston

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Last week, we connected with each of you to provide information on the Cougar Vaccination Incentive Program (VIP). As part of this program, all faculty, staff, and students who choose to voluntarily participate will receive $50 in ShastaBUCKS. Cougar VIP was launched as a way to encourage COVID-19 vaccination in our UH community.

Today, we are reaching out to provide details about the new website that has been created to support Cougar VIP. This web site includes more information about incentives available to students, faculty and staff, including frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the program and how to participate.

To participate in Cougar VIP if you have already received your COVID-19 vaccination, please log in to AccessUH and click on the Cougar Vaccination Incentive Program icon. You will receive specific instructions about uploading your documentation for verification.  After you submit your documentation, this document will be deleted, once it has been verified.

Need to be vaccinated? Use the Texas Health and Human Services website to help you find a vaccine location.  Data suggest that vaccination remains the best intervention for reliable protection.  If you have not been vaccinated, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the pertinent information, consult with your doctor, and seriously consider being vaccinated.  Should you choose to get vaccinated, you can the follow the steps above to become a Cougar VIP participant.

The $50 in ShastaBUCKS incentive will be distributed beginning the week of August 23, after verification of documentation is confirmed, and will continue through Sept. 30.   If you have any questions about the Cougar VIP, please visit the website, or email

Thank you for all that you do to support our UH Community, and we are looking forward to an amazing fall semester.

Go Coogs!

Raymond S. Bartlett
Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance 
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