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Photo: Family Mass Vaccination

Oct. 11, 2012—More than 600 people turned out for Vanderbilt’s recent Family Mass Vaccination exercise at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Vanderbilt recognized by NIVS for outstanding efforts during flu season

Apr. 20, 2012—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 based on the areas of impact, collaboration, originality, overcoming challenges and opportunities. The primary goal of the Flulapalooza event was to test...

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

Nov. 2, 2011—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.

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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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VUCast: Close to Reality?

Sep. 30, 2011—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 Flulapalooza! And hear how Vandy doctor uses the trombone as his medical motivation. It’s all...

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Study examining new vaccine for avian flu

Jul. 29, 2011—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.

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