PHOENIX, AZ: Phoenix Union (PXU) is pleased to announce financial incentives for staff and students who receive
the COVID-19 vaccine. The District’s Vax to the Max campaign will provide $100 gift cards to fully-vaccinated
students and a one-time payout of $200 to staff who provide a copy of their valid vaccination card. The campaign
will run through Monday, October 11, with a goal of all staff and students reaching the 85% vaccination threshold
typically needed to achieve herd immunity.
“PXU remains committed to keeping our schools open by providing safe learning environments for our staff and
students,” Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson said. “Vaccines remain our greatest opportunity to ensure
uninterrupted in-person learning this year. Slowing the spread and ending this pandemic will take a collective
effort and commitment to not just personal health but public health.”
Earlier this week, the District launched its Vax to the Max campaign for staff. Employees will provide their
vaccination status before the end of the campaign on October 11. Once the District reaches the 85% vaccination
goal, those who upload proof of their valid vaccination card are eligible for a $200 incentive. The campaign also
includes school competitions, and when the first large and small schools meet the 85% goal, the staff will receive
The student campaign will run alongside the staff challenge. Each fully-vaccinated student will receive a $100
gift card when they provide proof of their valid vaccination card. Schools will track their students’ progress, and
the first large and small campuses to achieve the 85% target will each receive a school-wide prize.
All gift cards and incentives are funded by federal stimulus dollars provided to districts for this purpose and will
not include funding from the state or local tax base. For more details about the challenge, please visit
Phoenix Union continues to lead the COVID vaccination and testing efforts in the valley by providing campus
clinics on a weekly rotational basis and Saturday opportunities at Metro Tech High School through September.
Alhambra High School will offer the vaccine every Saturday in October. All information related to the vaccine can
be found at www.PXU.org/BeHealthy.