Wearing stylish vaccine pins is a quick and easy way to share with others that you have taken the COVID-19 vaccine.
Edie Grace Grice, a psychology major at Georgia Southern, created the “V for vaccinated” lapel pins as a way to help raise awareness and funds to support COVID vaccine efforts. “Everyone wants life to get back to normal as quickly as possible, especially college students.
One of the fastest ways to accomplish this is for as many people as possible to get the COVID vaccine”, said Edie Grace Grice. “As a psychology major, I see the effects COVID has not only physically but mentally. Wanting to do my part in making a difference, I created these ‘Victory over COVID’ vaccine pins”.
After developing the idea, Edie designed the pins and worked with Fred David who owns “The Marketing Department” a local print and novelty item vendor. “I really felt like this was a great idea because Mr. David was so excited about it”, said Edie Grice. “He worked with me to develop a prototype and then we printed 100 vaccine pins and they sold out in two hours.”
Everyone who purchased the lapel pins loves them and now all of their family and friends who have been vaccinated want them also. She has ordered a large supply and are now releasing them more widely online and at select locations.
Edie also offered a special thanks to A-Line Printing in Statesboro for printing the display cards that each pin will be attached to. Her goal was to use as many local vendors as possible. The A-Line team are also huge Grice Connect fans.
Dave Williams, WJCL TV Savannah recently featured Edie and the V-Pin project. Click here to view the story. Recognition to all the local vaccine providers who have done a remarkable job vaccinating our community is a main goal of Edie’s. Three of which have already agreed to sell the vaccination pins including: Forest Heights Pharmacy, McCook’s Pharmacy and Nightingale Services.