Student Health Center News

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Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

The CDC issued new guidelines on fully vaccinated individuals and masks. This set of public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people will be updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of SARS-CoV-2, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines.

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FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review

Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine in the US should be lifted and use of the vaccine should resume.

Person getting vaccinated.

Recommendation to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

On April 13, 2021, CDC and FDA recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

SHC Physician Assistant Lauren Greenman administers a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive to Pepperdine's Malibu campus

Feelings of hope and relief filled Pepperdine’s Malibu campus on Thursday, March 11, as the SHC hosted its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Avocado Toast

Keeping our Mind Sharp with the Help of "Brain Foods"

Learn more about "brain foods" that help keep your mind sharp.

Black Bean Salad

Creative Cooking with Limited Kitchen Appliances

This week’s journal entry looks at the art of creative cooking.

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Food Safety, Nutrition, and Wellness During COVID-19

Learn how to manage grocery shopping, order food from restaurants, and practice food safety to minimize the transmission of COVID-19.

Hydroponic Garden

Hydroponics: A Different Way of Gardening

Learn about hydroponic gardening and its benefits.

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The 8 Best Tips to Boost Your Immune System Right Now

Learn some basic principles that will boost your immune system.

Home Kitchen

The 411 on Eating Well While Remaining "Safer at Home"

Read about what students are eating while at home, sample shopping lists, and easy-to-follow recipes.