Flu Vaccination

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    Vaccine researchers ready as new flu strain evolves

    A worrisome new avian influenza virus, called H7N9, emerged this spring in Eastern China. Read More

    Aug 22, 2013

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    Vanderbilt researchers work to balance flu vaccine debate

    Research in the last two years to examine the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine has raised public doubt about the flu shot's effectiveness. But two Vanderbilt researchers co-wrote an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently to help balance the current debate. Read More

    Apr 4, 2013

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    Vaccination still key defense as flu season continues

    As is the case throughout the country, this year’s flu season in Middle Tennessee is hitting elderly people particularly hard. Read More

    Feb 14, 2013

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    Flu season’s rise highlights crucial role of vaccination

    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. Read More

    Jan 17, 2013

  • Students Nicholas Aubourg (left) and Hannah Kim make their way to class on the Vanderbilt campus. (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

    How to keep your college student healthy this winter

    After several weeks at home soaking up tender loving care from their parents, college students across Tennessee are heading back to campus. Now parents can shift their worries to keeping their students healthy this winter when they’re far from home. Read More

    Jan 9, 2013

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    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… Read More

    Oct 18, 2012

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    Photo: Family Mass Vaccination

    More than 600 people turned out for Vanderbilt’s recent Family Mass Vaccination exercise at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. Read More

    Oct 11, 2012

  • Flulapalooza tent, attempt at Guinness Book of World Records. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. by Susan Urmy

    Vanderbilt recognized by NIVS for outstanding efforts during flu season

    More than 14,000 people were vaccinated during Vanderbilt's Flulapalooza Oct. 12, 2012. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt’s Flulapalooza mass vaccination event has received a 2012 National Influenza Vaccine Summit Immunization Excellence Award of Honorable Mention in the Corporate Campaign division for outstanding efforts during flu season. Nominees were evaluated… Read More

    Apr 20, 2012

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    Check the flu shot calendar for vaccination opportunities Nov. 3 and 4

    (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Staff from the Occupational Health Clinic will give free flu shots to employees Nov. 3 and 4 at the 2525 West End building, Crystal Terrace and more locations. Check the 2011 Flu Calendar for more details. Read More

    Nov 2, 2011

  • Flulapalooza tent, attempt at Guinness Book of World Records. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. by Susan Urmy

    Vanderbilt doubles current world record for vaccinations

    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. Read More

    Oct 12, 2011

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    VUCast: Close to Reality?

    This Week on VUCast: Why a Vanderbilt disease expert says the medical thriller “Contagion” may be closer to reality than you think [ watch full video of Dr. Creech and more information about vaccines ] Why it’s worth going to… Read More

    Sep 30, 2011

  • Chicken in a coop

    Study examining new vaccine for avian flu

    Vanderbilt researchers are seeking healthy adults ages 18-49 for a study testing a new vaccine against H5N1 influenza, a strain which has the potential to be the next pandemic flu virus. Read More

    Jul 29, 2011