Flu and coronavirus vaccinations for students no longer required at WashU

Washington University has reverted its flu vaccine policy to the pre-pandemic standard. The flu vaccine, along with the COVID-19 booster, is now “highly recommended” instead of required.

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Habif reports 238 COVID-19 cases from the start of the semester

EG.5, the new Omicron variant, has led to a surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the Washington University community.

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Increase in COVID cases leaves professors adapting and students struggling

s students return to the classroom for the third academic year since the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, professors are still grappling with the best way to handle absence policies when positive cases emerge. 

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Freshman Flu or COVID-19?

It started as a sore throat that I blamed on my suitemate. She had lost her voice a few days prior, and I feared heading down the same route as I prepped for a cappella auditions. I kept up on my multivitamins, began taking vitamin C, and drank hot water as a way to soothe my throat.

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WU researchers develop intranasal vaccine

WU researchers developed a COVID vaccine that was authorized in India on Sept. 6.

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Booster shot remains strongly recommended, new COVID housing policies for fall

This year, the Habif Health and Wellness Center at Washington University continues to strongly recommend the booster. At the same time, Washington University is loosening COVID-19 quarantine and isolation policies. 

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A look at campus consumerism: ‘It’s just going to get worse’

“The amount of online ordering, as every year, has been going up exponentially,” said Eric Walker, a mail support specialist at the Hitzeman Mail Center. “And this year was without a doubt the most we’ve ever seen.” 

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The making of a documentary capturing the international student pandemic experience

As an international student living on campus during the early months of the pandemic, I felt very isolated. Creating “Millions Like Us” pulled me away from the “self-quarantine” confines of my own dorm and connected me with other Chinese international students who shared the journey with me.

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Testing access, student vaccination rate, exposure policy: Your campus COVID-19 questions answered

Free asymptomatic testing is available for all students in room 239 at the Danforth University Center, though the University has not advertised it.

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Face-to-face at last: Fall activities fair indicates a promising start for student groups

Hundreds of student organizations and thousands of students flocked to Mudd Field for the biannual activities fair last Friday.

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