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Here’s what you need to know about the new COVID-19 strains

The U.K. variation is more infectious but likely not more deadly, and vaccination remains the best way to combat all forms of the virus.

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Entry Pass, vaccines, virtual classes: What you need to know as the spring semester approaches

VCU’s spring term will look a lot different. Here are key dates and changes to keep in mind.

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A vial of the Pfizer CIOVID-19 vaccine. [View Image]

A majority of Virginians now say they are very likely to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

More than 7 in 10 say they are likely to get a vaccine, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

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VCU has identified about 2,100 clinical students who qualify for vaccination. (File photo) [View Image]

VCU moves into next phase of vaccine rollout plan

Students in the clinical years of their training, in health programs that are involved in patient care and students in patient-facing environments will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines Jan 12.

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 22. (NIH) [View Image]

Fauci: To crush COVID-19, U.S. must vaccinate ‘overwhelming majority’

The nation’s top infectious disease expert estimates a 70-85% vaccination rate to achieve herd immunity and emphasizes the importance of Black and brown Americans getting vaccinated.

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conceptual illustration of a cellular view of the coronavirus [View Image]

Here’s what you need to know about the new COVID-19 strains

The U.K. variation is more infectious but likely not more deadly, and vaccination remains the best way to combat all forms of the virus.

Drawing of a person using a laptop computer. [View Image]

Entry Pass, vaccines, virtual classes: What you need to know as the spring semester approaches

VCU’s spring term will look a lot different. Here are key dates and changes to keep in mind.

A vial of the Pfizer CIOVID-19 vaccine. [View Image]

A majority of Virginians now say they are very likely to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

More than 7 in 10 say they are likely to get a vaccine, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

‘No side effects’: Ronald Leeper, one of the first at VCU Health to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, s... [View Image]

‘No side effects’: Ronald Leeper, one of the first at VCU Health to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, shares his story

In this VCU Health video, Leeper shares his thoughts on getting the vaccine, and why he feels getting vaccinated is so important.

VCU has identified about 2,100 clinical students who qualify for vaccination. (File photo) [View Image]

VCU moves into next phase of vaccine rollout plan

Students in the clinical years of their training, in health programs that are involved in patient care and students in patient-facing environments will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines Jan 12.

All VCU spring semester classes will begin virtually, except in instances where a student is involved in clinical and field placements, practica, co-ops, internships and other work-related experiential learning activities. (Allen Jones, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU to open spring semester on virtual class schedule

The university hopes to resume in-person instruction on or before March 8.

Kelly Cheung wearing a mask with a stethoscope. [View Image]

Bringing needed care to medically underserved communities

As recipients of National Health Service Corps Scholarships, VCU students Kelly Cheung and Zachary Mayo are improving access to medical care.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 22. (NIH) [View Image]

Fauci: To crush COVID-19, U.S. must vaccinate ‘overwhelming majority’

The nation’s top infectious disease expert says vaccines might be available for the general public in April, estimates a 70-85% vaccination rate to achieve herd immunity and emphasizes the importance of Black and brown Americans getting vaccinated.

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