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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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...

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Cellular factor helps package flu genome

Mar. 23, 2020—New insights on influenza genome packaging could guide strategies for interfering with the virus’s life cycle and ability to cause infection.

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Vanderbilt doctors discuss when to visit emergency departments for cold and flu symptoms

Dec. 11, 2019—‘Tis the season for colds, flu and upper respiratory illnesses say health care providers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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