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The JYNNEOS vaccine being provided is a two-dose vaccine given under the skin 28 days apart, according to Northwestern Medicine at NIU.

Second monkeypox vaccine clinic to be held on Monday

By Eddie Drinkwine | October 20, 2022

DeKALB – The second monkeypox vaccine clinic will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Health Services Building. This clinic will provide the second dose to those who received the first dose at the clinic that took place on Sept. 26. The JYNNEOS...

Tips for Staying Above the Weather this Semester

By Sarah LaLond | September 17, 2018

You know that feeling in which your nose starts getting stuffy, your throat feels scratchy and you just want to take a nap? You try to avoid it and push through it, but at the end of the day it creeps up on you: you have a cold.Don’t go to class with...

Task forces endorse increased resources for health sciences

By Julia Martinez | May 3, 2016

A B.S. in health sciences was recognized by the program prioritization task force reports as a candidate for enhanced resources.In the program prioritization task face reports that were released Monday, all 459 programs at NIU were each placed into...

Extra fees should be optional

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 5, 2014

While NIU provides extracurricular activities for students to enhance their experiences, it should make paying some fees optional.NIU President Doug Baker announced a proposal to make athletics and fine art fees optional for students at an Oct. 29 Faculty...

NIU health insurance cost rises

By Keith Hernandez | April 8, 2014

As the cost of student health insurance is set to rise next year, so are the benefits.The Board of Trustees approved a premium cost increase of $428 for the 2015 fiscal year due to Affordable Care Act mandates for broader coverage and more benefits March...

Wellness Fair features health screenings

By Northern Star Staff | March 25, 2014

The annual Wellness Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.More than 85 exhibitors, with an assortment of health information, will be featured. The fair will highlight different levels...

Pass/Fail: Iroquois stories to be shared, Trojan study not legitimate

By Danny Cozzi | November 12, 2013

Pass: Iroquois stories to be sharedMohawk storyteller Kay Olan will tell tradition Iroquois tales tonight, according to NIU Today.Olan’s stories will "explore the life of ancient and modern Native Americans" and "illuminate the tradition of storytelling...

Don’t go to class if you have a cold

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 5, 2013

It looks like the cold has set in for good, as have sniffles and sore throats in classrooms.Students, take these symptoms as a warning sign: When you get sick, stay home from class.​ Not only is it important to get your rest as soon and often as possible,...

Flu campaign comes to campus

By Lark Lewis | October 9, 2013

NIU and DeKalb County are teaming up to take out “the bug.”To prevent influenza, the DeKalb County Health Department has implemented its The Flu Ends with U campaign. The campaign partners with NIU Health Services and encourages people to remember...

Student insurance too pricey

Student insurance too pricey

By AJ Edwards | September 18, 2013

NIU is charging more than 50 percent more for its student and dependent health insurance than University of Illinois or Illinois State University.According to ISU’s Student Health Services website, ISU charges its students $218 per semester. U of I,...