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Flulapalooza vaccination event takes place Oct. 1

Aug. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that three 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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With flu deaths mounting, there’s still time to get free vaccination

Jan. 13, 2014—It’s not too late to get a free flu vaccine, which is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family against the flu.

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Flu vaccines continue at several locations

Oct. 28, 2013—Light Hall, The Vanderbilt Clinic, and several other locations are providing flu shots this week.

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Watch: Vanderbilt researchers fight to prevent the next pandemic

Sep. 20, 2013—Vanderbilt University medical researchers are once again part of the nationwide fight to prevent a possible flu pandemic.  There’s a new deadly flu strain called H7N9, that started in eastern China.  Vanderbilt is one of 9 sites preparing to test a new vaccine to protect people against this new strain.

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VUCast: Preventing the next pandemic

Sep. 18, 2013—Researchers work to prevent possible bird flu pandemic How stars solve mysteries of the universe And conquering the video gaming industry Vandy style? All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Controversial info release aids VUMC bird flu research

Sep. 5, 2013—Vanderbilt research shows that human antibodies to the natural strain of H5N1 also protected against a dangerous lab-created airborne strain developed several years ago by scientists in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin.

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Vaccine researchers ready as new flu strain evolves

Aug. 22, 2013—A worrisome new avian influenza virus, called H7N9, emerged this spring in Eastern China.

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Vanderbilt researchers work to balance flu vaccine debate

Apr. 4, 2013—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.

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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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How to keep your college student healthy this winter

Jan. 9, 2013—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.

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Flulapalooza

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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