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TB skin testing resumes for VU faculty, staff

May. 9, 2013—Routine TB skin testing, offered through Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Occupational Health Clinic, has resumed, effective immediately.

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National shortage forces hiatus in routine TB testing

Apr. 11, 2013—Due to an unprecedented national shortage of the tuberculosis (TB) skin testing solution Tubersol, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has temporarily paused routine skin testing of health care workers.

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Initiative stresses safe patient handling techniques

Apr. 11, 2013—Providing the best care for patients and their families also means making patient handling safety a priority.

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Vaccination still key defense as flu season continues

Feb. 14, 2013—As is the case throughout the country, this year’s flu season in Middle Tennessee is hitting elderly people particularly hard.

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Flu season’s rise highlights crucial role of vaccination

Jan. 17, 2013—While this year’s flu season appears to be slowing down in some parts of the country, we’re not out of the woods yet, caution officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Flu shot key to keeping yourself, your family, your patients safe

Dec. 13, 2012—As the number of influenza cases increases throughout Middle Tennessee, the Department of Infection Control and Prevention and the Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) are urging all faculty and staff to get an influenza vaccination.

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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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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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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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Health Plus offers Know Your Numbers this week

Jul. 15, 2011—Visit the Bill Wilkerson Center, Occupational Health, and Health Plus to have your weight, blood pressure and body mass index checked.

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Health Plus offers Know Your Numbers at VCH and MCN this week

May. 6, 2011—Stop by and have your weight, blood pressure and body mass index checked: Tuesday, May 10 from 8:30 -9 a.m. at Monroe Carrel Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, room 2104 Wednesday, May 11 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Occupational Health Clinic, 640 Medical Arts Building Thursday, May 12 from 1 -3 p.m. in at...

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