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Flulapalooza 2017

Sep. 28, 2017—Susan Landfield, LPN, left, Alesia Young, LPN, and Jessica Hupp, LPN, were among the 13,938 people who received flu vaccinations at Wednesday’s Flulapalooza event.

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Flulapalooza taking place a few weeks earlier this year

Sep. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is gearing up for its seventh annual Flulapalooza mass influenza vaccination event, set for Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the area between Light Hall and the Veteran's Administration Hospital.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Sept. 27

Aug. 24, 2017—What do 16,000 Band-Aids, 72 bottles of hand gel, 36 flat sheets, 30 trashcans, two wheelchairs, one crash cart and a 140-foot by 40-foot tent signal?

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event takes place Oct. 11

Oct. 6, 2016—Flulapalooza 6 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, and will offer staff, students and volunteers free flu shots. The event will take place in a large tent erected between Light Hall and Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event quickly approaching

Sep. 29, 2016—Flulapalooza is only a couple of weeks away and the deadline to submit an exemption request from receiving the influenza vaccine is quickly approaching.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Oct. 11

Sep. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will once again be offering faculty, staff, students and volunteers free flu shots at the upcoming Flulapalooza mass vaccination event.

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Safe to snuggle with pets while home with a cold or flu, Vanderbilt infectious disease expert says

Jan. 13, 2016—When you are home sick, snuggling up with your dog or cat may feel like just what the doctor ordered. And a Vanderbilt infectious disease doctor, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ahead....

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Flu vaccination compliance at VUMC rises dramatically

Dec. 17, 2015—As of Dec. 1, employee compliance with the influenza vaccination policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has reached 99.9 percent, up from 80 percent on Dec.1, 2014

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Flulapalooza 2015

Oct. 8, 2015—Susan Hodgin, MSN, R.N., left, administers a flu shot at Wednesday’s Flulapalooza. According to officials, 14,498 staff, faculty and students were vaccinated at this year’s event, a Vanderbilt record.

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Flu vaccine helps reduce hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia: study

Oct. 6, 2015—More than half of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia could be prevented by influenza vaccination, according to a study led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination set to take place Oct. 7

Sep. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center (VUMC) faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that four years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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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.

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