September 18, 2023

High-dose vaccine available at Flulapalooza

Flulapalooza is almost here, and we want to ensure our VUMC faculty and staff are safe and healthy all flu-season long. This year, we will have the high-dose vaccine available at Flulapalooza to faculty and staff who are eligible to receive it. The CDC recommends the high-dose flu vaccine for faculty and staff who are 65 and older, as it has been shown to be more effective in this age range than the standard flu vaccine.

A few other details to know about Flulapalooza:

  • Where and when is Flulapalooza this year?

Flulapalooza will be held between Light Hall and the Veterans Affair Medical Hospital (VA Hospital) on Sept. 27 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Look for the large, white tent complete with balloons, signs, and friendly faces to help you get where you need to go! You’ll enter the event through Light Hall, North Lobby. Also, be sure to wear short sleeves and bring your VUMC ID badge.

To receive a flu vaccine at Vanderbilt Wilson County, Vanderbilt Bedford County, and Vanderbilt Tullahoma Harton, stay tuned for more information about their festive flu events, or you may reach out to your respective Occupational Health resource at your location.

  • Where can I park if I’m an offsite and/or remote Vanderbilt employee?

Parking will be available in the 25th Avenue Garage for offsite employees or those who work from home. Use 24th Avenue entrance to the garage. You do not need a Vanderbilt parking sticker on this day to attend the event.

For more information about the high-dose vaccine, the flu or Flulapalooza, visit OHC’s Employee Influenza Program website.