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Kent State students posing proudly with their vaccine cards after receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.

OPINION: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: A Long-Awaited Necessity

Claire Laux Opinion writer October 30, 2021

On August 27, President Todd Diacon announced that, effective December 20, 2021, all students and faculty will be required to submit proof of their vaccination for COVID-19. Prior to this date, testing...

Soccer loses close one to No. 15 West Virginia

Cole Oswald September 20, 2021

The Kent State soccer team finished its non-conference schedule on Sunday with a 2-1 loss to nationally ranked West Virginia. The Flashes will begin Mid-American Conference play on Thursday. KSU was 4-3...

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...

Vax Deadlines

Kent State expands weekly testing requirement, clarifies vaccine exemptions

Owen MacMillan Assistant Managing Editor September 16, 2021

Kent State will increase the amount of required COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated students, according to an emailed press release signed by Manfred van Dulmen, associate provost for academic affairs and...

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...

President Todd Diacon sent an email press release requiring vaccinations for student, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses. 

Kent State announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement, plans for December deadline

Emma Andrus Reporter August 27, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses will be phased in over the fall semester, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday.“As the delta...

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)

Ohio lawmakers debate anti-vaccination bill as Ohio State mandates COVID-19 vaccine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit employers from requiring workers to receive vaccinations descended on the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday as lawmakers...

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...

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...

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...

Card given to me to bring back for my second dose.

OPINION: I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 26, 2021

Alexandra Golden is a COVID-19 reporter. She got her first Pfizer vaccination this week. This is her experience.I received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on March 22.The process of getting an appointment...

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