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.
My Southern Health: Flu shots will replace ineffective spray vaccines
Jul. 7, 2016—Take note—shots may be the only recommended vaccine option next flu season.
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.
Flu surveillance study tracks pediatric vaccination rates
Jan. 8, 2015—A study appearing in the January edition of Pediatrics, led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, looks at how Nashville children ages 6 months through 5 years fared over 11 consecutive flu seasons concluding in 2010-11.
Flu vaccination plan revised for all VUMC personnel
Nov. 13, 2014—In an effort to protect both employees and patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from potential harm, the Medical Center is revising its influenza vaccination plan and mandating the influenza vaccine for all VUMC employees.
Flulapalooza is Oct. 1
Sep. 19, 2014—Less than 10 seconds – that’s as long as it takes to roll up your sleeve and be part of Wednesday's Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mass flu vaccination event.
Enzyme holds the door for influenza
Aug. 20, 2014—Compounds developed at Vanderbilt University may offer a new way to block influenza infection.
Flu boosts pneumococcal colonization
Mar. 27, 2014—Influenza and parainfluenza infections – but not other respiratory viruses – increase the risk of acquiring pneumococcal bacteria, the most common cause of severe pneumonia.
Controversial info release aids VUMC bird flu research
Sep. 5, 2013—Vanderbilt research shows that human antibodies to the natural strain of H5N1 also protected against a dangerous lab-created airborne strain developed several years ago by scientists in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin.
Vanderbilt’s Flu Tool valuable resource for treatment decisions
Jan. 10, 2013—As flu cases spike in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center would like to remind patients and staff about a valuable online resource for assessing the severity of flu symptoms — the Flu Tool.
Oct. 18, 2012—Keiron Kennedy, M.D., receives an influenza shot from Sharon Holley, DNP, CNM, during the Flulapalooza mass vaccination event, which took place Wednesday and Thursday. At the end of the first day, approximately 5,589 staff, faculty, students and volunteers had been vaccinated. (Photo by Joe Howell)
Flu Tool guides patient decision-making
Aug. 14, 2012—Studies of Flu Tool, a computer application that guides health care decision-making, suggests that patients are willing to use these types of resources.