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Post-flu risks a growing concern for the elderly

Nov. 21, 2017—Infectious disease experts are warning that flu can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and disability in elderly patients for months after they have recovered from their illness.

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Disparities in influenza outcomes

Oct. 30, 2017—Neighborhood determinants – represented by census tract data – contribute to the risk of influenza hospitalization and could be used to guide interventions such as vaccinations to high-risk areas.

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Flu vaccine response in older adults

Jan. 25, 2017—High dose flu vaccine boosts the immune response in older adults by increasing activation of certain immune cells.

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My Southern Health: Flu shots will replace ineffective spray vaccines

Jul. 7, 2016—Take note—shots may be the only recommended vaccine option next flu season.

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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: How to stay healthy this winter

Jan. 7, 2016—When a serious disease strikes—from Ebola in Africa to MRSA at a local high school—you’re likely to hear a calm, clear explanation on the news from Vanderbilt Professor of Preventive Medicine William Schaffner. "Vanderbilt Magazine" spoke to Schaffner about the best ways to avoid getting sick this winter.

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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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Flu surveillance study tracks pediatric vaccination rates

Jan. 8, 2015—A study appearing in the January edition of Pediatrics, led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, looks at how Nashville children ages 6 months through 5 years fared over 11 consecutive flu seasons concluding in 2010-11.

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Flu vaccination plan revised for all VUMC personnel

Nov. 13, 2014—In an effort to protect both employees and patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from potential harm, the Medical Center is revising its influenza vaccination plan and mandating the influenza vaccine for all VUMC employees.

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Flu shots still available; find locations with searchable calendar

Nov. 7, 2014—If you missed Flulapalooza, do not fear. The Flu Crew will be at numerous locations across campus in the coming weeks, including Vanderbilt University Hospital, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks and more.

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Wellcast: I have the flu—or do I?

Oct. 24, 2014—Was that sneeze just allergies, the start of a cold, or something more serious?

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Flulapalooza is Oct. 1

Sep. 19, 2014—Less than 10 seconds – that’s as long as it takes to roll up your sleeve and be part of Wednesday's Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mass flu vaccination event.

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Enzyme holds the door for influenza

Aug. 20, 2014—Compounds developed at Vanderbilt University may offer a new way to block influenza infection.

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