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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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Flu boosts pneumococcal colonization

Mar. 27, 2014—Influenza and parainfluenza infections – but not other respiratory viruses – increase the risk of acquiring pneumococcal bacteria, the most common cause of severe pneumonia.

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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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‘Game Plan for your Health’ showing at Sarratt Oct. 23

Oct. 18, 2013—The Game Plan for Your Health video will be showing at the Sarratt Cinema on the half-hour on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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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VUCast Newscast: Healthy Inspiration

Jan. 25, 2013—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: A healthy inspiration sparks a breakthrough program fighting childhood obesity. Is it the flu? A special tool to check your symptoms at home. Why this Vanderbilt student wants to be ‘King of the Nerds’  

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Vanderbilt’s Flu Tool valuable resource for treatment decisions

Jan. 10, 2013—As flu cases spike in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center would like to remind patients and staff about a valuable online resource for assessing the severity of flu symptoms — the Flu Tool.

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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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