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VUMC deadline for flu vaccines is Dec. 1

Nov. 10, 2021—Flu season is in full swing, and as health care professionals, we strive to keep ourselves, our patients and community members safe and healthy. By receiving your flu vaccine, you support our goal in promoting a healthier community. 

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Questions, answers on flu season and COVID

Sep. 24, 2020—Infectious diseases specialist Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, chief hospital epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, answers questions about the rapidly approaching U.S. flu season and how it might play into the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FLUla-2-Uza vaccination campaign kicks off Sept. 8

Sep. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s 2020 flu vaccination campaign, FLUla-2-Uza, will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and run through Tuesday, Dec. 1.

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Flu shots available beginning week of Sept. 7

Aug. 18, 2020—This year’s effort by Vanderbilt University Medical Center to protect its people from influenza will be the most important in a century. With COVID-19 already prevalent, consuming precious health care resources, endangering lives, and so far, killing more than 170,000 Americans, this is not the year to shun getting a flu vaccine.

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Flulapalooza 2019 mass vaccination event to take place Sept. 25

Sep. 4, 2019—VUMC will hold its ninth annual Flulapalooza mass influenza vaccination event on Wednesday, Sept. 25.‬‬‬‬

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Flu vaccine participation rate reaches 98 percent

Mar. 14, 2019—Ninety-eight percent of Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees have received a flu vaccine in each of the past three years, according to data collected by the Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic, which oversees the employee flu vaccine program.

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Flulapalooza set for Sept. 26

Sep. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ready for its eighth annual mass influenza vaccination event, set for Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the area between Light Hall and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

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What you need to know about this year’s flu

Jan. 5, 2018—Discover what strains are prominent, how effective this year’s vaccine is, and how hard the virus has hit Tennessee so far.

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Flu vaccination compliance at VUMC rises dramatically

Dec. 17, 2015—As of Dec. 1, employee compliance with the influenza vaccination policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has reached 99.9 percent, up from 80 percent on Dec.1, 2014

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination set to take place Oct. 7

Sep. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center (VUMC) faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that four years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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How to trick a wily virus

Jul. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how human antibodies induced during testing of an experimental “bird flu” vaccine kill the virus.

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New systems biology method may help improve vaccine evaluation

Mar. 23, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found a new way to “dissect” the human immune response following influenza vaccination.

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