Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement (EXCITE) @ DSU


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The Extension Foundation, in cooperation with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy, through an Interagency Agreement with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are funding the Cooperative Extension System to address health disparities among rural and other underserved communities. This initiative is called the Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching & Engagement (EXCITE).

The EXCITE program serves all Land-grant universities through two sets of activities: system-wide engagement with the CDC’s Vaccinate with Confidence communication campaign (Activity 1) and selected adult immunization education pilot projects (Activity 2). For Activity 1 (A1), Delaware State University’s grant team is actively engaged in reaching marginalized communities of Delawareans who are still hesitant to receive the COVID vaccine. For Activity  2 (A2), DSU has partnered with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. This web page will host information on DSU’s activities relative to these grant activities.



“A horrible disease” - Dr. dolores Finger wright shares her COVID-19 experience

Dr. Dolores Finger Wright shares COVID-19 experience

Get the facts. get the vax. 

In the rapid-fire video linked below, Drs. Derrick and LaTia Scott, DSU Biology department, answer questions and dispel myths about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Get the COVID vaccine. Do it for you. Do it for your family. #WeAreFamily

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