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COVID-19 vaccine Archives

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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Teen shares his battle with MIS-C following COVID-19 infection

Mar. 7, 2022—Reeyan Ahmed is among the patients treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt who developed MIS-C following COVID-19 infection.

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COVID-19: two years of challenges, lessons, victories

Mar. 3, 2022—Two years ago this week, the cataclysmic coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 arrived in Middle Tennessee.

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MIS-C diagnosis rare in vaccinated children with no previous COVID-19 diagnosis

Feb. 24, 2022—A Vanderbiltl study found that children who received the COVID-19 vaccine who had not previously been diagnosed with COVID infection are unlikely to be diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

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Vanderbilt and CDC research shows third vaccine dose key to preventing omicron hospitalization

Feb. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt research shows that two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine result in lower effectiveness for preventing hospitalization for the omicron variant than previous variants. However, importantly, a third (“booster”) vaccine dose significantly improves protection against omicron hospitalization up to 86%.

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Vanderbilt recruiting children to study allergic responses to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Jan. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt is conducting a clinical trial to determine risk and mechanisms of allergic reactions to COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine among children.

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