High-dose flu vaccine beneficial for pediatric stem cell transplant patients
Mar. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt was the lead site for an influenza vaccine study in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients that may lead to a change in the current flu vaccine recommendations in this vulnerable population.
Risk of household flu spread skyrocketed during pandemic
Feb. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that the household spread of flu during the 2021-2022 season was more than twice as high as it was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flu season came early, hit hard in Tennessee
Dec. 21, 2022—Flu season came a month early this year in Tennessee and hit hard, disproportionately affecting children, according to Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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...
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.
Study explores parents’ reluctance to flu, COVID vaccines for children
Apr. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt research found parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their children against the flu are more than five times as likely to decline the COVID-19 vaccine for their children.
Study to explore neurologic impact of flu treatment
Feb. 24, 2022—A Vanderbilt study will explore the neurologic and psychiatric complications of flu and evaluate adverse effects of the antiviral treatment oseltamivir, also known by the brand name Tamiflu.
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...
VUMC deadline for flu vaccines is Jan. 3
Dec. 22, 2021—Flu season is in full swing, and as health care professionals, we strive to keep ourselves, our patients and our community members safe and healthy. By receiving your flu vaccine, you support our goal in promoting a healthier community. As a reminder, VUMC faculty and staff are required to meet compliance requirements for flu vaccination...
COVID testing recommended for flu-like symptoms
Nov. 3, 2021—Vanderbilt physicians recommend COVID testing for people who think they may have the flu because the symptoms for both infections overlap.
Neurologic complications of the flu
Oct. 4, 2021—Neurologic complications are common in children hospitalized with influenza, especially those with chronic neurologic conditions, and are associated with worse outcomes.
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.