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(From left to right) ARCC members senior chemistry major Ahmed Barghout, senior nursing major Lexie Jones and junior psychology major Hannah Johnson volunteering at the blood drive Feb. 2.

Red Cross Club works to increase national blood supply

Madison Goerl Reporter February 8, 2022

In the last month, roughly 7,000 donors were lost at Kent State due to the pandemic and snowstorms, according to American Red Cross Club President Lexie Jones, a senior nursing major. Kent is not the only...

A nurse reaches for a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, August 23, 2021. - The US Food and Drug Administration on August 23, fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid shot, triggering a new wave of vaccine mandates as the Delta variant batters the country. Around 52 percent of the American population is fully vaccinated, but health authorities have hit a wall of vaccine hesitant people, impeding the national campaign. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older and those at high risk

(CNN) -- Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Friday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer's vaccine six months after full vaccination...

A healthcare worker fills a syringe with Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a community vaccination event in a predominately Latino neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, August 11, 2021. - All teachers in California will have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit to weekly virus tests, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on August 11, as authorities grapple with exploding infection rates. The number of people testing positive for the disease has surged in recent weeks, with the highly infectious Delta variant blamed for the bulk of new cases. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Jacqueline Howard, CNN August 23, 2021

 (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. This is the first coronavirus vaccine approved by the...

Mental Health KSU

Mental health resources offered at regional campus Kent State Stark

Sam Wright Reporter June 22, 2021

Mental health services at Kent State Stark will be offered for free: online or in-person, starting fall 2021. The services offered for mental health are located in the Campus Center. According to the...

Shannon Welsh stands in front of her BFA exhibit in the Center for Visual Arts. 

Kent State student recognized in national undergraduate art exhibit

Kelsey Paulus Reporter June 9, 2021

Out of 200 submissions total, one Kent State student earned an opportunity to display her artwork in the 5th annual National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in Missouri. Shannon...

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 to pause all distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Sara CrawfordOpinion editor April 13, 2021

Kent State is postponing all distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines due to recommendations by the CDC and FDA.This decision follows the announcement from the CDC and FDA stating they are currently...

Gov. Mike DeWine is encouraging Ohioans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Comparing COVID-19 vaccines

Olivia Perry Reporter March 29, 2021

There are three vaccines approved for FDA emergency use authorization: Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna. Each vaccine has pros and cons, such as different percentages of effectiveness and number...

Ohio State University clinic manager Paige Blankenship, left, administers one of the first Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to Osvaldo Campanella Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Biden to announce plans to purchase 100 million more Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine doses

(CNN) -- President Joe Biden will announce Wednesday that he is directing the US Department of Health and Human Services to purchase an additional 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine,...

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...

This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but health officials are concerned that at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options from Pfizer and Moderna. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine gets official recommendation from CDC

Jen Christensen, CNN March 1, 2021

(CNN) -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine advisers voted Sunday to recommend the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for the US, and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky almost immediately...

Kent State announces plans for fall 2021 semester

Elias Shingleton Digital Content Producer February 25, 2021

Kent State announced it will conduct more in-person classes and activities in the fall 2021 semester amid continuing protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.According to a letter from the Office...

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