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Who is eligible for the COVID-19 booster shot and where to access it

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the eligibility of the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to include the widest population of Americans to date.  As more people become eligible for a second or third shot, the availability and eligibility of the vaccine continue to be important for some North Texans. Individuals who are 65-years-old...

COVID-19 on a downward trend in Denton as UNT prepares to offer more booster shots

The university is preparing to roll out more booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine as Denton County Public Health reports seeing a downward trend in active cases. As of Nov. 2, there are 10,302 active COVID-19 cases in Denton County. On Nov. 2, 175 new cases were reported, compared to 499 cases on Oct. 4 and 335 on Sept. 2. “We...

Denton County now offering COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots to certain groups

Denton County Public Health has begun the process of scheduling people vaccinated within the county for their COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots. Denton County Judge Andy Eads advised DCPH-vaccinated individuals to check emails and texts from the county regarding vaccine eligibility and scheduling, according to a DCPH press release. “We’re working with private providers as well as our health department to make...

Voluntary second phase of on-campus testing begins next week

  President Neal Smatresk announced in an official notice that a voluntary second phase of COVID-19 testing protocols will begin next week. The first phase of the mandatory testing program ran from Aug. 16 to Sept. 20 and had 38,275 participants that included faculty, staff and students. Staff and faculty had a 90 percent participation rate and students had an 81...
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Certain students can quarantine on campus, while the rest must have their own plan

The university will allow student residents to quarantine on campus if they meet specific circumstances, according to university administration. “Each situation is unique but UNT will allow for the possibility of students to isolate or quarantine in their residence hall room when the circumstances allow,” said Elizabeth With, vice president for Student Affairs, who oversees the Student Health and Wellness...

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