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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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VU testing vaccine against new flu threat

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.

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Wellcast: It’s flu season again—learn how to protect yourself

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...

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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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Vaccine researchers ready as new flu strain evolves

Aug. 22, 2013—A worrisome new avian influenza virus, called H7N9, emerged this spring in Eastern China.

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Flulapalooza vaccination event set for Sept. 25

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.

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Flulapalooza 3 is Sept. 25

Aug. 14, 2013—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.

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Vanderbilt researchers work to balance flu vaccine debate

Apr. 4, 2013—Research in the last two years to examine the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine has raised public doubt about the flu shot's effectiveness. But two Vanderbilt researchers co-wrote an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently to help balance the current debate.

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Structural snapshot hints at new influenza approach

Feb. 21, 2013—A careful look at how the body’s natural defenses disarm virulent strains of influenza hints at the possibility of a way to fight the flu.

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Vaccination still key defense as flu season continues

Feb. 14, 2013—As is the case throughout the country, this year’s flu season in Middle Tennessee is hitting elderly people particularly hard.

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Flu season’s rise highlights crucial role of vaccination

Jan. 17, 2013—While this year’s flu season appears to be slowing down in some parts of the country, we’re not out of the woods yet, caution officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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