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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...

University officials discuss vaccination requirements, exemptions, repercussions at town hall meeting

Emma Andrus Reporter Alexandra Golden Reporter November 17, 2021

As the Dec. 20 deadline approaches for Kent State’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement, a panel of university representatives discussed details of the requirement and information about exemptions at a...

The COVID-19 vaccine registration is through Med+Proctor. Kent States vaccine deadline is Dec. 20.

Register your COVID-19 vaccination card using Med+Proctor by the Dec. 20 deadline

Haley Kisling Reporter November 11, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine registration begins before the Dec. 20 deadline. Kent State’s students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 20.  At your first COVID-19...

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Second phase of vaccination requirement begins; vaccine registration, exemption mandatory across Kent State’s campuses

Annie Zwisler Managing Editor November 1, 2021

The second phase of Kent State’s COVID-19 mandatory vaccine requirement began Monday, making vaccine registration or vaccine exemption mandatory for members of the Kent State community. “Our vaccine...

Biden administration launches $10 million ad campaign, leaders network to encourage vaccination

Latest Ohio Republican anti-vaccine bill could be dead

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A House GOP bill limiting businesses' ability to require the coronavirus vaccine as a condition of employment hit another roadblock Wednesday, with indications the measure may be...

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...

Kent State is encouraging anyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to do so.

KSU fall 2021 COVID-19 preparations

Alexandra Golden Reporter May 14, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to Kent State and many of the safety precautions will continue into the fall. KSU and the city of Kent will be working together to ensure safety for residents...

Photo courtesy of the Wick Poetry Center.

Wick Poetry Center debuts Global Vaccine Poem Project

Morgan McGrath Feature Writer May 2, 2021

“I like to think the global vaccine poem is spreading faster than the variants of the virus,” said David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center.Hassler collaborated with the University...

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...

NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 24: A man performs the last rites of his relative who died of the Covid-19 coronavirus disease as other funeral pyres are seen burning during a mass cremation held at a crematorium on April 24, 2021 in New Delhi, India. With recorded cases crossing 300,000 a day, India has more than 2 million active cases of Covid-19, the second-highest number in the world after the U.S. A new wave of the pandemic has totally overwhelmed the countrys healthcare services and has caused crematoriums to operate day and night as the number of victims continues to spiral out of control. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images)

India is spiraling deeper into Covid-19 crisis. Here’s what you need to know

By Jessie Yeung, CNN April 27, 2021

(CNN) -- In February, it seemed like India had gotten Covid-19 under control, with daily cases falling nearly 90% from the peak of the first wave last year.Now, the country is experiencing the world's...

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...

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