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COVID-19 vaccine Archives

COVID antibody research conducted at VUMC lands national award

Aug. 24, 2022—A long-acting antibody combination discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that protects against COVID-19 in high-risk individuals has received a gold medal in the 2022 R&D 100 awards program announced Aug. 22 by R&D World Magazine.

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Vanderbilt team tracks cellular and antibody responses to COVID-19 vaccine

Jul. 20, 2022—In a technical tour de force, a collaborative team of Vanderbilt researchers has characterized the antigen-specific immune response to the Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 RNA vaccine.

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Study shows two vaccine doses for mothers eases COVID complications for infants

Jul. 6, 2022—Infants younger than 6 months were better protected from COVID-19 complications when mothers received two doses of the vaccine while pregnant, according to Vanderbilt researchers.

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COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months through 4 years available

Jun. 22, 2022—Children ages 6 months through age 4 years are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will offer vaccines for this age group on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 22, 23 and 24. Appointments are required and available between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.   Saturday, June 25. Appointments are required and available between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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VUMC research aids approval of COVID-19 vaccine for young children

Jun. 16, 2022—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old as early as tomorrow, following the unanimous recommendation by an FDA advisory panel on Wednesday.

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Panel considers ways to improve vaccine readiness, restore trust

May. 19, 2022—A recent Ethics Grand Rounds, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, explored potential ways to overcome vaccine readiness and restore trust in health care providers.

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VUMC-led study finds Moderna COVID vaccine safe and effective for children

May. 12, 2022—  by Bill Snyder Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and generates robust immune responses in children ages 6 to 11 years, a national clinical trial co-led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center vaccine expert C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, has found. The two-dose vaccine (given approximately one month apart) led to antibody responses in more than...

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COVID-associated bleeding risk

May. 5, 2022—While case reports have noted acquired hemophilia after COVID-19 infection or vaccination, a new study finds no increased risk.

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VUMC offers second booster to eligible individuals

Apr. 25, 2022—Based on updated CDC COVID-19 booster guidelines and VUMC’s review of the evidence, VUMC will offer a second booster of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals, ages 50 and over, who received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Others who are eligible for a second booster include those who received the Johnson & Johnson...

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Additional COVID vaccine helps protect transplant patients

Apr. 13, 2022—Additional booster doses of vaccine against COVID-19 are particularly important for those who are immunosuppressed, namely those who have had solid organ transplants, a new study shows.

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Volunteering for vaccine research a family affair

Apr. 13, 2022—by Kristin Smart The Disney dream was deferred. Jennifer Andrews, her husband Chris Murdock, and their 6-year-old daughter Ella were all packed for a trip to Disney World in early March 2020, when they joined much of the world in having their plans upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We were supposed to leave on March...

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Study explores parents’ reluctance to flu, COVID vaccines for children

Apr. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt research found parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their children against the flu are more than five times as likely to decline the COVID-19 vaccine for their children.

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