Flulapalooza

  • Vanderbilt University

    Flulapalooza 3 is Sept. 25

    Flulapalooza 3 will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in a tent between Light Hall and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Read More

    Aug. 14, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Flulapalooza

    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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    Flulapalooza concludes Oct. 18

    (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers can be part of a mass flu vaccination during Flulapalooza 2, which wraps up Thursday, Oct. 18. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., flu shots will be given at the large tent erected between Light… Read More

    Oct. 17, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Flulapalooza 2 set for Oct. 17-18

    “Flulapalooza 2″ will be TWO days offering DOUBLE the options, with the same, super-fast setup as last year. Oct. 17, 2012, 6 a.m–1 p.m. Oct. 18, 2012, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. The tent will be set-up between Light Hall and VA. This event is for ALL Vanderbilt faculty, staff,… Read More

    Oct. 12, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Day set to promote hand hygiene efforts

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s hand hygiene committee will host its annual Hand Hygiene Awareness Day with hand hygiene tables set up outside the Flulapalooza tent on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 18. Read More

    Oct. 11, 2012

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    Flulapalooza event set for Oct. 17, 18

    Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period. Read More

    Oct. 11, 2012

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    Additional volunteers needed for Flulapalooza Oct. 17 and 18

    (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Additional volunteers are needed Oct. 17 and 18 to assist with this year’s Flulapalooza, where Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers can quickly receive their flu vaccination during a mass flu vaccination plan. While exempt employees are encouraged to participate as volunteers, non-exempt… Read More

    Oct. 10, 2012

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    Flulapalooza set for Oct. 17-18

    Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the then-world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period. Read More

    Oct. 3, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Flulapalooza returns Oct. 17-18

    “Flulapalooza 2″ will be TWO days offering DOUBLE the options, with the same, super-fast setup as last year. Oct. 17, 2012, 6 a.m–1 p.m. Oct. 18, 2012, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. The tent will be set-up between Light Hall and VA. This event is for ALL Vanderbilt faculty, staff,… Read More

    Sep. 28, 2012

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    Sequel to record-breaking vaccination event scheduled

    Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period. Read More

    Sep. 27, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Kudos

    Abkowitz (Vanderbilt) Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received the Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s Alumni Education Award, given annually to a faculty member who has contributed significantly to Vanderbilt Alumni Association education programs. Bess (Vanderbilt) Kimberly Bess, assistant professor of human and organizational development, has received… Read More

    May. 1, 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

  • Vanderbilt University

    Top 20 news stories of 2011

    Bionics, time travel, Bono and, of course, cicadas are just some of the exciting stories that marked 2011 at Vanderbilt. Below are the year’s top 20 Vanderbilt news stories, in order of the number of views they each received on the Vanderbilt News Network. Read More

    Dec. 29, 2011

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

    It’s official: VUMC holds Guinness world record for most vaccinations

      More than 12,650 people were vaccinated during Vanderbilt's Flulapalooza Oct. 12. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been notified by Guinness World Records that it now holds the world record for the most vaccinations given in eight hours. The achievement – 12,850 flu shots given… Read More

    Dec. 1, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast Newscast: Occupy Wall Street

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Occupy Wall Street: A historical look at the new protest movement A cool way to learn how your brain really works with “Brain Matters” See the best of Memorial Madness! [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Nov. 2, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Winner of Flulapalooza balloon ride announced

    The VUMC hot air ballon. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) Rebecca Cole-Nicholson, a licensed practical nurse working in outpatient care at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was the winner of a hot air balloon ride given away in a drawing following Flulapalooza, last month’s mass vaccination drill and simultaneous… 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