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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 Crew comes to you Dec. 11-19

Dec. 12, 2014—The flu crew will be at many VU locations to offer flu shots Dec. 11-19, including the holiday giveaway.

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Free flu shots continue at VUH, VCH, One Hundred Oaks, other locations

Oct. 29, 2014—The Occupational Health Clinic will be giving flu shots at more than 100 onsite locations.

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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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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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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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High-dose flu vaccine more effective in elderly, Vanderbilt-led study shows

Aug. 13, 2014—High-dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and over against influenza illness and its complications.

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Cutting-edge research to be showcased in May

May. 1, 2014—Potentially “game-changing” research at Vanderbilt University on infectious diseases, population health and health policy will be showcased during two interactive presentations May 15 and May 22. A segment of the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series, the new “Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery” discussions are highlights of recent presentations to the Vanderbilt Biomedical Science Advisory Board, a group of...

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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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Occupational Health Clinic brings flu shot to you

Oct. 9, 2013—Missed getting your flu shot under the Flulapalooza tent? Never fear! Get your annual flu vaccination at one of the Occupational Health Clinic’s upcoming events on or off campus. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Oct. 16, noon–2 p.m. Seventh Floor, Conference Room 4 2525 West End Ave. Oct. 17, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Room 531-B Williamson County Oct. 18,...

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