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COVID-19 vaccine Archives

Reminder: COVID-19 bivalent boosters available through Occupational Health Clinic

Dec. 20, 2022—During this busy season, the Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) offers many convenient ways to receive your COVID-19 booster. The bivalent booster vaccine provides better protection against the current strains of COVID-19 and is a great way to keep yourself and others protected. As a reminder, VUMC employees should update their bivalent booster status with OHC...

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Bivalent booster vaccine effective in preventing COVID-19 hospitalization in older adults

Dec. 16, 2022—The new bivalent mRNA COVID-19 booster vaccines that began being used in September are beneficial in preventing COVID-19-associated hospitalization in persons 65 and over.

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Study finds Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective for young children

Nov. 4, 2022—A Vanderbilt study finds that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children 6 months to 5 years of age.

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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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