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Lisa Dannemiller, Kent State’s interim chief university physician, explains how booster shots work.Courtesy of Kent State University

COVID-19 booster shot available for everyone 18 and older

Haley Kisling Reporter December 12, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the expansion for booster shots for everyone ages 18 and older that have received their full COVID-19 vaccine.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Unvaccinated students may face restrictions starting December 20

Alexandra Golden Reporter September 6, 2021

Kent State students, faculty and staff have until Dec. 20 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, President Todd Diacon announced via email on Aug. 27, 2021. Being fully vaccinated means having “their...

Giovanna Grand celebrated her 21st birthday in Dec. at MGM casino with her boyfriend, Colin.

21st birthday celebrations through the pandemic

Camryn Kocher Reporter April 30, 2021

Birthday celebrations are very special for some, especially your 21st birthday. However, many people had to change their special plans because of the pandemic. Giovanna Grand, senior fashion merchandising...

Guest Opinion Vaccine

GUEST OPINION: Why I got a COVID-19 vaccine

I am one of the 75.5 million Americans who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of March 18, 2021. I am grateful to be one of them. In four weeks I will get the second dose and I will...

Senior nursing student Courtney Shutt administers the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to senior sport administration major Ginny Weavill on March 30, 2021. Following April 13’s recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, Kent State paused the distribution of this vaccine to students, which began April 8. 

Kent State expected to receive large quantity of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

Kent State University expects to receive a “large quantity” of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, the university announced in an email Thursday. The shipment is a part of a program...

Portage County Health Commissioner Joe Diorio helps facilitate vaccines at the Kent State Field House on March 30. Diorio said that patients can choose to receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, but once they reach 1,200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine it will be for patients ages 16 and 17 only.

A look into the Kent State Field House vaccine center

KentWired Staff March 30, 2021

The Kent State Field House functions as a mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic every Tuesday. This past week was the first Tuesday in which everyone 16 and over in Ohio was eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in...

Ohio Department of Health infographic about Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination.

The new Flashes Safe Eight and KSU’s expectations for vaccination

Ethan Cohen Reporter March 3, 2021

Kent State University published the Flashes Safe Eight March 1 that introduces COVID-19 vaccination as the eighth step.The new step asks students to “Flash Your Arm” and get vaccinated when they...

Syringes wand vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered to front-line health care workers under an emergency use authorization at a drive up vaccination site from Renown Health in Reno, Nevada on December 17, 2020. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

FDA gives approval for syringes to extract an extra dose from vials of the Covid-19 vaccine

(CNN) -- As the US set a new daily record for Covid-19 inoculations and states clamored for more vaccine supplies, Pfizer and the FDA said pharmacists and health practitioners can in some cases extract...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020 file photo, provided by the LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner Elizabeth Liz Napoles, right, works alongside with National Guardsmen who are helping to process the COVID-19 deaths to be placed into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles. California reported 669 COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest daily death count, on Saturday, Jan. 16, and the nations most populous county announced it had detected its first case of a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus. Public health authorities in Los Angeles County confirmed its first case of the variant of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom. It was identified in a man who recently spent time in the county. The man has traveled to Oregon, where he is isolating. (LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner via AP, File)

US approaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths

(CNN) -- As the US approaches 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, new cases have been trending down but multiple states are reporting cases of new variants of the virus.The US recorded 1.5 million...

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