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During a pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty. This leads to a lack of trust in a vaccine because people may have questions about how the vaccine was created or think it might be dangerous.

Good doctor-patient relationships increase vaccination rates during pandemics

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

People who talk with their doctors during a pandemic are more likely to get vaccinated, according to researchers from WSU and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Researchers analyzed people’s responses...

Crystal Lewis volunteers at a vaccination clinic in Spokane, Washington. Lewis is interested in pursuing medication research or drug investigation after she completes her pharmacy degree.

Pharmacy student administers COVID vaccines

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 4, 2021

Although classes for WSU pharmacy students are mostly online, some students started volunteering to administer COVID-19 vaccinations in Spokane. Crystal Lewis, third-year pharmacy student, helped vaccinate...

Social media does not create disinformation but it does make it spread more quickly, said Porismita Borah, associate professor for the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

Misinformation found on social media impacts whether people get vaccinated

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 6, 2020

Whether people get a vaccine heavily relies on trusted local sources and mainstream media messaging, according to WSU researchers who collected national survey data about vaccine adoption attitudes during...

Milk-producing animals, such as zebu cattle, are especially susceptible to East Coast Fever. Researchers at the Animal Health Innovation Lab in Nairobi, Kenya, hope to develop more readily available vaccines and diagnostic testing for the disease.

WSU lab in Kenya to focus on East Coast fever

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor October 1, 2020

WSU’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health received $6 million to establish an Animal Health Innovation Lab in Nairobi, Kenya, aimed at solving food insecurity and malnutrition problems.  Researchers...

Porismita Borah, associate professor of strategic communications in WSUs Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, helped with a study on usage of certain language in ads.

Wording of vaccine ads matter, WSU alumna says

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter June 15, 2020

Words matter for any organization trying to reach an audience. The same goes for vaccine ads, according to a new WSU study. A recent WSU alumna and an associate professor conducted the first experimental...

There are three types of vaccines: live-attenuated, inactivated and recombinant. Vaccines protect people from contracting preventable diseases like the measles.

Science Explained: How do vaccines work?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor June 10, 2020

As many states begin to reopen, the development of a COVID-19 vaccine has been an important topic of discussion, but many people wonder: what exactly is in a vaccine that helps humans develop immunity? Types...

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