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Employee flu vaccine deadline moved forward to Nov. 18

Nov. 8, 2022—Already this year, influenza is circulating widely in Tennessee with the state currently experiencing ‘very high’ activity levels according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine...

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Flulapalooza

Oct. 6, 2022—Nearly 10,000 faculty, staff, postdoc scholars and students were vaccinated at last week’s Flulapalooza event.

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Study to evaluate nasal flu vaccine for children

Jul. 28, 2022—Pediatricians with the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program are looking for healthy infants and children (6 months – 8 years of age) to take part in a nasal influenza vaccine study.

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Children’s Hospital program brought flu vaccines to underserved areas

Jan. 27, 2022—by Christina Echegaray Before the current rise in flu cases in Middle Tennessee, a group of doctors and nurses at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt set out in the fall to protect children from flu before it ever arrived. The team, led by pediatrician Elizabeth Williams, MD, MPH, dubbed its project “The Mobile...

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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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Occupational Health invites you to name this year’s flu vaccine campaign

Aug. 10, 2020—In 2011 Vanderbilt University Medical Center received worldwide attention for doubling the Guinness World Record for the number of flu shots given in an 8-hour period, making its annual flu vaccine event, Flulapalooza, a model for others to follow.

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Designing antibodies to fight the flu

Jan. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators said their work shows that computational design can improve the ability of naturally occurring antibodies to recognize different flu strains and may hasten the development of more effective flu therapies and vaccines.

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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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My Southern Health: Got the flu? Here’s why you need to stay home

Jan. 5, 2018—Survey results suggest 75 percent of parents leave the house with the flu—and they’re spreading it to others.

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Vanderbilt leads international effort to develop universal flu vaccine

Oct. 26, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading an international effort to develop a universal influenza vaccine that would protect everyone against all strains of the flu anywhere in the world.

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Flu vaccine response in older adults

Jan. 25, 2017—High dose flu vaccine boosts the immune response in older adults by increasing activation of certain immune cells.

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Volunteers needed for Flulapalooza 6

Sep. 7, 2016—Volunteers for nonclinical roles, including helping with patient flow, are needed for this year’s Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mass influenza vaccination event. Flulapalooza 6 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, in a tent between Light Hall and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

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