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COVID-19 vaccine Archives

Update on COVID-19 for VUMC workforce: what you need to know

Jul. 19, 2021—COVID-19 is still very much part of our daily lives, and infection rates are on the increase in the community. VUMC continues to effectively manage COVID-19, and outpatient and inpatient volumes are back to pre-COVID levels.

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Statement from VUMC: COVID-19 vaccination continues to be the way forward

Jul. 19, 2021—Last week, Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced that COVID-19 vaccinations for leaders will become mandatory. This was a carefully considered step forward in VUMC’s ongoing efforts to protect its patients and employees from the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants.

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Community hospitals shine in vaccine distribution

Jun. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s community hospitals — Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH), Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital — have risen to the occasion to meet critical vaccination needs across Tennessee.

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Heparin, platelets discouraged as treatment for blood clots after COVID vaccine

May. 12, 2021—Heparin and platelets are discouraged as treatment for patients who develop blood clots in the brain and low platelet counts 6-15 days after receiving Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, following a clinical investigation review of 12 U.S. cases conducted by the CDC and institutions including Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vaccinated patients avoiding hospital stays as pandemic rages on

Apr. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is reporting only four persons who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have been diagnosed with COVID during an acute care hospitalization at its facilities over the past four months.

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Crowe receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Apr. 12, 2021—James Crowe Jr., MD, a physician-scientist on the front lines of global research to eliminate human susceptibility to COVID-19 and other illnesses, is Vanderbilt University’s winner of the 2021 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

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Investigational vaccine to be tested against COVID-19 variant

Apr. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a national phase 1 clinical trial in healthy adults of an investigational vaccine against the B.1.351 variant of the COVID-19 virus that was first identified in South Africa.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt selected as trial site for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

Mar. 30, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is set to begin a phase 2/3 clinical trial to study the safety and efficacy of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in children.

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A shot in the arm

Mar. 3, 2021—Country music icon Dolly Parton received her COVID-19 vaccination at Vanderbilt Health Tuesday from Naji Abumrad, MD, and urged everyone not to hesitate to get their vaccine when they become eligible to receive it.

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Study to evaluate effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing hospitalization

Mar. 2, 2021—As the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) considers adding a third COVID-19 vaccine to the rollout, a multicenter study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center will evaluate how effective the vaccines are in preventing hospitalization from COVID-19.

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Stay connected: vumc2go gets easier way to download, events calendar

Feb. 24, 2021—The latest version of vumc2go — the workforce’s internal news mobile app — makes it easier for Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees to download the app, connect with virtual events around the health system and track their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

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Rounds: “Simply Unfinished:” Our path to vaccination

Feb. 22, 2021—I was among the millions moved by the poetic words of Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate who spoke so eloquently at the Presidential Inauguration. The many inequities in opportunity ingrained in race and ethnicity have become all the more visible in the COVID-19 pandemic. People of color have shouldered a disproportionate burden of...

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