Sep. 27, 2018—School of Medicine student Jennifer Marvin was among the 12,627 people who received flu shots at Wednesday’s Flulapalooza mass vaccination event.
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.
Volunteers needed for Flulapalooza mass vaccination event
Sep. 13, 2018—Flulapalooza is quickly approaching and non-clinical volunteers are needed for the event that vaccinates thousands of faculty, staff and students.
Annual Flulapalooza vaccination event set for Sept. 26
Aug. 23, 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.
Volunteers sought for bird flu vaccine trial
Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting volunteers to participate in a national study of an investigational vaccine against the H7N9 influenza virus, also known as “bird flu.”
Older adults less likely to receive flu tests: study
Mar. 1, 2018—An influenza diagnosis for people 65 and older is serious. Up to 85 percent of influenza-related deaths occur in older adults, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention reports.
Flu Fighter: Dr. James Crowe is leading a global effort to take the guesswork out of the flu shot
Feb. 6, 2018—From Vanderbilt Magazine: James Crowe, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, hopes to create a universal flu vaccine--permanently eliminating the problem of ineffective or under-effective annual flu shots.
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.
What you need to know about this year’s flu
Jan. 5, 2018—Discover what strains are prominent, how effective this year’s vaccine is, and how hard the virus has hit Tennessee so far.
Post-flu risks a growing concern for the elderly
Nov. 21, 2017—Infectious disease experts are warning that flu can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and disability in elderly patients for months after they have recovered from their illness.
Disparities in influenza outcomes
Oct. 30, 2017—Neighborhood determinants – represented by census tract data – contribute to the risk of influenza hospitalization and could be used to guide interventions such as vaccinations to high-risk areas.
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.