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Flu vaccination compliance at VUMC rises dramatically

Dec. 17, 2015—As of Dec. 1, employee compliance with the influenza vaccination policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has reached 99.9 percent, up from 80 percent on Dec.1, 2014

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Flulapalooza 2015

Oct. 8, 2015—Susan Hodgin, MSN, R.N., left, administers a flu shot at Wednesday’s Flulapalooza. According to officials, 14,498 staff, faculty and students were vaccinated at this year’s event, a Vanderbilt record.

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Flu vaccine helps reduce hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia: study

Oct. 6, 2015—More than half of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia could be prevented by influenza vaccination, according to a study led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination set to take place Oct. 7

Sep. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center (VUMC) faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that four years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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How to trick a wily virus

Jul. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how human antibodies induced during testing of an experimental “bird flu” vaccine kill the virus.

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VUMC updates faculty, staff immunization policy

Jul. 16, 2015—Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Medical Board recently approved updates to the VUMC Immunization Policy for Faculty and Staff.

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VU lands $9 million NIH grant to design better flu vaccines

May. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have received a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to design more effective flu vaccines and novel antibody therapies.

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Flu surveillance study tracks pediatric vaccination rates

Jan. 8, 2015—A study appearing in the January edition of Pediatrics, led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, looks at how Nashville children ages 6 months through 5 years fared over 11 consecutive flu seasons concluding in 2010-11.

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Flulapalooza is Oct. 1

Sep. 19, 2014—Less than 10 seconds – that’s as long as it takes to roll up your sleeve and be part of Wednesday's Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mass flu vaccination event.

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Flulapalooza vaccination event takes place Oct. 1

Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that three years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Enzyme holds the door for influenza

Aug. 20, 2014—Compounds developed at Vanderbilt University may offer a new way to block influenza infection.

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High-dose flu vaccine more effective in elderly, Vanderbilt-led study shows

Aug. 13, 2014—High-dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and over against influenza illness and its complications.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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