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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)

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Day set to promote hand hygiene efforts

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s hand hygiene committee will host its annual Hand Hygiene Awareness Day with hand hygiene tables set up outside the Flulapalooza tent on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 18.

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Flulapalooza event set for Oct. 17, 18

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Additional volunteers needed for Flulapalooza Oct. 17 and 18

Oct. 10, 2012—Additional volunteers are needed Oct. 17 and 18 to assist with this year’s Flulapalooza, where Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers can quickly receive their flu vaccination during a mass flu vaccination plan. While exempt employees are encouraged to participate as volunteers, non-exempt employees also can participate in this event. All...

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Flulapalooza set for Oct. 17-18

Oct. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the then-world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Sequel to record-breaking vaccination event scheduled

Sep. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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It’s official: VUMC holds Guinness world record for most vaccinations

Dec. 1, 2011—  Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been notified by Guinness World Records that it now holds the world record for the most vaccinations given in eight hours. The achievement – 12,850 flu shots given during October’s Flulapalooza – was announced at a VUMC leadership meeting Dec. 1 and included a video message from Bruce Gellin,...

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Vanderbilt doubles current world record for vaccinations

Oct. 12, 2011—On Oct. 12, Vanderbilt University more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period. From 6:50 a.m. until 2:50 p.m., 12,647 university and medical center faculty, staff and students received free influenza vaccinations at Flulapalooza, a mass vaccination drill and simultaneous attempt to break the current Guinness world record. By the time the event ended around 7 p.m., more than 14,000 total vaccinations had been dispensed.

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