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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Oct. 11

Sep. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will once again be offering faculty, staff, students and volunteers free flu shots at the upcoming Flulapalooza mass vaccination event.

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Safe to snuggle with pets while home with a cold or flu, Vanderbilt infectious disease expert says

Jan. 13, 2016—When you are home sick, snuggling up with your dog or cat may feel like just what the doctor ordered. And a Vanderbilt infectious disease doctor, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ahead....

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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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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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