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.
Dolly Parton donates $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Jun. 15, 2022—Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to help in the fight against serious infectious diseases such as coronavirus that have worldwide ramifications.
Food allergy linked to lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection
Jun. 3, 2022— by Nancy Humphrey People with food allergies are surprisingly less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and co-led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Tina Hartert, MD, MPH, has found. In addition, the Human Epidemiology and Response...
Study explores positioning options to improve COVID mortality
Jun. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that prone positioning of patients with COVID-19-related hypoxemia not on mechanical ventilation offered no observed clinical benefit among these patients.
State of Nursing address reviews challenges and resiliency
May. 26, 2022—In her 2022 State of Nursing Address, Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, looked back on another extraordinary year marked by multiple surges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resilient nurses who continued to respond.
COVID infection rates are rising again; masking now required in all public indoor areas of VUMC
May. 25, 2022—Considering the rapidly increasing rate of COVID-19 infections in our community and medical center, VUMC is reimplementing required masking in all indoor, non-clinical areas of VUMC regardless of vaccination status. As before, masking is also required in all clinical areas and on shuttles. These requirements apply to all employees, patients, trainees, and visitors. Masks may...
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.
Have summer plans? Pick up a COVID-19 test to be sure you’re safe to go
May. 18, 2022—VUMC employees can get two free COVID-19 test kits each (four tests total) at the Occupational Health Clinic or One Hundred Oaks COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.
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...
Report lays out solution for pandemic patient privacy
May. 10, 2022—Health information privacy experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Texas at Dallas and IBM have collaborated on a public case reporting framework keyed to the dynamics of pandemics.
Resistance to COVID-19 drug detected in lab study
May. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt research shows that the virus that causes COVID-19 can develop partial resistance to the antiviral drug remdesivir during infection of cultured cells in the laboratory by more than one mechanism.
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.