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Nursing students, Ireland Vallejo (left side) and Katrina Tully (right side) giving out free swag to people who received flu shots on Oct. 14, 2021.

Chico State prepares for possible ‘twindemic’ with free flu shots

Melvin Bui, Senior Writer // October 14, 2021

Chico State students can receive a free flu shot and swag at five pop-up clinics over the next two weeks in the Merriam Library breezeway.  Kimberly Chappell, lead physician of the WellCat Center,...

Christian Hammond solely operates the BC19.Live dashboard which tracks COVID-19 data pertaining to Butte County.

One-man job: data-tracking the pandemic in Butte County

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 13, 2021

In the wake of the pandemic, one man brought it upon himself to regularly aggregate COVID-19 data to paint a more complete picture of how infection was spreading across Butte County. More than a year...

Kendall Hall on Sept. 28.

COVID-19 deadlines expose vaccinated students

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 2, 2021

The five-week gap between the start of August classes at Chico State and the Sept. 30 CSU cutoff for COVID-19 vaccine certification allowed hundreds of unvaccinated students to access campus facilities...

Kendall Hall on Sept. 28

Over 300 Chico State students removed from in-person classes for failing to comply with vaccine policy

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // October 2, 2021

Three hundred and fourteen Chico State students who failed to comply with the CSU system's vaccine intermediate policy have been withdrawn from in-person classes. Faculty were advised in an announcement...

The exposure of sensitive information that was provided when requesting a religious exemption from COVID-19 has lead to investigations by the University and campus police. Sept. 3, 2021.

Investigation underway following data leak

Kimberly Morales, Reporter // September 5, 2021

Campus police are conducting an investigation into a data leak that revealed the personal information of roughly 130 students requesting a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine.  On the...

Chico State to host on-campus vaccination clinic

Chico State to host on-campus vaccination clinic

Matthew Wreden, News Editor // May 4, 2021

Chico State announced Tuesday that it will be holding a free on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 11 in Shurmer Gym for students, faculty and staff. In an email, President...

Chico State passes the baton in a relay race.

Vaccines required as sports await return

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 29, 2021

On April 12, Chico State announced that it would require student athletes and those living in university housing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This news was quickly followed 10 days later, on April 22,...

Convenient 1-shot vaccine coming soon

Convenient 1-shot vaccine coming soon

Melvin Bui, Reporter // March 5, 2021

Butte County has been steadily administering COVID-19 vaccinations amidst the pandemic. The county currently has Moderna and Pfizer vaccines available for healthcare workers and individuals over the age...

Alex Martin and his grandparents having dinner at Scotts Restaurant in Walnut Creek, Calif. Photo by Jeff Martin

How COVID-19 has affected me

Alex Martin, Opinion Columnist // March 4, 2021

The last time I saw my grandparents in person was in the summer of 2019. I had just graduated from my junior college and wanted to see them right before I headed off to Chico. Before I left, I gave both...

The flu vaccine is free to students and will be cost effective to faculty and staff. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Flu shots available on campus

Natalie Hanson // September 21, 2017

A free influenza vaccine clinic will be open to students starting next week.Embed from Getty ImagesThe clinic will be located in the breezeway outside of Meriam Library, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sept 26 and...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Some parents need vaccination education

Miles Inserra // February 2, 2015

Too many parents across the country still refuse to get their children vaccinated.This issue is evident from the recurrence of diseases thought to have been largely eliminated, like the measles outbreak...

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