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Jesus Alcala Garcia walked into Chico States last COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Sept. 14 to receive his final vaccine.

COVID-19 deadline extended for partially vaccinated past Sept. 30

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // September 22, 2021

Hundreds of students who are short one vaccine by the Sept. 30 deadline to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may receive an extension to avoid being removed from their in-person classes. Students...

COVID-19 testing is being provided on the bottom floor of Whitney Hall. Photo taken by Sam Kyes on Sept. 4.

First week in school sees COVID cases rise

Sam Kyes, Reporter // September 4, 2021

The Chico State website currently lists 69 reported COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 31, including 57 students and 12 campus employees. Butte County has experienced a surge of new cases this past week,...

Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly

Vaccine rollout snowballing quickly

Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 9, 2021

Campus As of March 4, Chico State has been hosting a free COVID-19 testing site at Shurmer Gym every Thursday and Friday, by appointment. Free parking is available at the Nettleton Stadium parking...

Junior nursing major Katelyn Alvarez gets a vaccine ready for flu shots in the Meriam Library breezeway. Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Nursing students prepare for flu season

Kaley Wise // October 2, 2016

Flu season has arrived and many students are considering the benefits of getting their annual flu shots offered for free by the student health center.The annual flu clinic is being held outside of the...

Flu risk minimal for healthy, young adults

Flu risk minimal for healthy, young adults

Michael Mcclurg // February 23, 2015

February is the heart of flu season, but Chico State students tend not to place much emphasis on getting the annual shot promoted by health care agencies and providers. Although getting the shot...

Vaccines are friends, not foes.

Zachary Phillips // April 16, 2014

In 1998, a study conducted by former surgeon Andrew Wakefield in the medical journal "The Lancet" claims that vaccines have a possible link to the development of autism. In 2010, 10-year-old Jeremiah Mitchell...

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