XU vaccine mandate expands

All university employees are required to be vaccinated before next semester By Olivia Valkner, Staff Wrtier Per a letter from Dr. Colleen Hanycz, president, all Xavier employees will be required to be fully vaccinated before the spring semester. Last Thursday’s announcement follows the student vaccine requirement which was established more than three weeks ago. Hanycz highlighted that vaccination mandates in schools and workplaces sparks polarizing and difficult discussions across the country, but she encouraged employees to look beyond political affiliations.  “I would urge us to put aside the framework of ‘my rights,’ in favor of a focus on the collective … Continue reading XU vaccine mandate expands

McGrath offers flu vaccine for Week of Wellness event

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ McGrath Health and Wellness Center will offer an influenza vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the Gallagher Student Center (GSC) as part of the Week of Wellness event. Members of the Xavier community will have access to a mist inhalation flu vaccine, which defends against four major strains of the influenza virus. The inhalation flu vaccine will cost $30, and students will have the option to put the charge on their bursar bills. Traditional flu shots are expected to be available at McGrath by Oct. 15. The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness. … Continue reading McGrath offers flu vaccine for Week of Wellness event