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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

Gina Butkovich Editor in Chief April 1, 2021

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...

Representatives educate on heroin epidemic, distribute rescue kits

Alicia Krynock July 5, 2017

Representatives from Townhall II, Portage County Health Department and Ohio CAN educated residents on the causes of addiction and how to help and distributed Narcan rescue kits June 27 at St. Joseph Church...

Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health officials urge public to get flu vaccination

The Portage County Health Department is in full swing with administering flu vaccinations throughout the community.October through May is considered flu season, which is when it’s recommended for the...

Mock anthrax event lets student practice skills in case of real emergency

Brenna Parker November 19, 2015

Portage County Health Department partnered with Kent State's College of Nursing and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise Tuesday and Thursday to educate students...

The Kent Stater Flu shot vaccinations were given on the second floor of the Kent State library during the flu clinic event hosted by Kent State nursing students Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

Cost of the flu: How to protect health, finances during flu season

Alicia Balog January 19, 2015

As students prepare for the rest of winter, Kent State and health departments throughout the country recommend preparing for flu season as well.What is the flu?The “seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory...

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