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.
Aug. 20, 2014—Compounds developed at Vanderbilt University may offer a new way to block influenza infection.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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,...
Sep. 19, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) is one of nine U.S. sites funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to test the effectiveness of a vaccine to protect against the H7N9 bird flu that emerged in China this spring.
Sep. 18, 2013—Catherine Qian, Occupational Health Clinic nurse practitioner and program manager, and Tatiana Pacheco, Occupational Health outreach nurse, discuss this year’s flu season. Employees can learn about the Peer Vaccinator Program, the exemption request process and Flulapalooza III. Listen here. Listen to interviews, tips and tidbits on a variety of health and wellness topics ranging from...
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.
Aug. 22, 2013—A worrisome new avian influenza virus, called H7N9, emerged this spring in Eastern China.
Aug. 15, 2013—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 two years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.