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VACCINED—The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine are available for up to 300 NMU students to receive at the NMU Health Center.

Health Center offers 300 Pfizer vaccines to students, boosters available in area

Ryley Wilcox, Contributing Writer February 20, 2022
In their second allocation of COVID-19 vaccines, the NMU Health Center has 300 available Pfizer vaccines for students looking to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Opinion—Upload your vaccine cards for an accurate count

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor September 1, 2021
This semester promises to be leagues better than the past three. With some mask requirements lifted and social interaction possible, we’re sure to experience significantly less isolation. I’d certainly like to preserve these gains, so I encourage my peers, if you haven’t already done so, to upload a completed COVID-19 vaccine card for NMU’s records.
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MASK UP—NMU will continue to have those on campus wear masks while in classrooms and labs to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 guidelines for fall, vaccination dining credit

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 24, 2021
With NMU kicking off the Fall 2021 semester, those on campus can expect to see similar safety protocols that were implemented the previous year to continue to keep everyone safe. NMU also pushes a focus on encouraging vaccinations with giving a $100 dining credit to those who upload their vaccination card to The Bridge.
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Satire—A ‘movie review’ of the Winter 2021 semester

Katarina Rothhorn April 20, 2021
By now I’m sure everyone is familiar with the recent release of “The Winter 2021 Semester” and the mixed reviews it has received.
Vielmetti Health Center secures vaccines for students

Vielmetti Health Center secures vaccines for students

Peter Smedley April 12, 2021

In a campus email update sent by university President Fritz Erickson on April 9, students were informed that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been secured and would be available by appointment on...

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Editorial—With COVID-19 cases up, don’t let the weather lower your precautions

North Wind Staff April 7, 2021
As the weather is warming, and people start feeling the freedom to go out in short sleeves, hammock on campus and gather with friends, it is especially important to remain conscious of COVID-19 safety.
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Increased eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine, relief fund for winter semester

Ashley Beronja April 6, 2021
As of April 5, all Michigan residents 16 years and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Additional COVID-19 relief funds available.
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COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration opens, UK variant in U.P.

Ashley Beronja March 18, 2021
On March 11 MCHD announced that the COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration would be open for Marquette residents 16 and older the following day on Friday, March 12.
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MOVING FORWARD—President Fritz Erickson has announced that while vaccines have not been sent for NMU, the process will run similar to the COVID-19 test screenings. Recently President Joe Biden announced that by May all U.S. adults should be able to get the vaccine.

Gov. Whitmer announces new COVID-19 regulations, vaccine update for campus

Ashley Beronja March 4, 2021
President Fritz Erickson announced the current COVID-19 vaccination plan and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces the loosened regulations for Michigan.

Satire—Vaccine side effect cures Karen’s desire to speak to the manager

Ryan McChesney March 1, 2021
Though these are just a few success stories of the student and faculty body in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine, we’re uncertain of how the vaccine has affected others here at NMU, and how many Karens may eventually be cured.
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Opinion—Are we getting too lax about COVID-19?

Peter Smedley February 23, 2021
We’re all sick of seeing it, reading about it, talking about it and living it. Michiganders are approaching one year of having COVID-19 in the state, and I know we are all damn tired of hearing about it.

Editorial—Aim for high percent of COVID-19 vaccinations

North Wind Staff February 18, 2021
According to WebMD, we may only reach herd immunity against COVID-19 after 50% to 67% of people are resistant to the virus. However, if Michiganders are resistant to the vaccine, this goal may not be so realistic.
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