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Flulapalooza

Oct. 18, 2012—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 Howell)

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Flulapalooza event set for Oct. 17, 18

Oct. 11, 2012—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.

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Flulapalooza returns Oct. 17-18

Sep. 28, 2012—“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, students and volunteers. For maximum efficiency please...

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Sequel to record-breaking vaccination event scheduled

Sep. 27, 2012—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.

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce mortality for influenza patients

Dec. 19, 2011—Statins, traditionally known as cholesterol-lowering drugs, may reduce mortality among patients hospitalized with influenza, according to a new study released online by The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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Check the flu shot calendar for a vaccination opportunity near you

Oct. 28, 2011—There’s still time to get a free flu shot at a convenient location near your office or center. Visit the Occupational Health Clinic’s 2011 Flu Shot Calendar.

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Diversity key in antibody repertoire

Oct. 7, 2011—Antibodies to the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain reveal new insights into how antibody diversity forms and functions, with possible implications for designing flu vaccines.

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World record broken; Flulapalooza tent open until 7 p.m.

Oct. 1, 2011—UPDATE 10/12/11, 1 p.m. Vanderbilt Medical Center has unofficially beaten the world record! As of 1 p.m. 9,370 faculty, staff, students and volunteers have been vaccinated for influenza. The current world record for the most vaccinations given in an eight-hour period is 6,215, held by Kaiser Permanente. Tell us your Flulapalooza experience at Vanderbilt’s Facebook...

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VUCast: Close to Reality?

Sep. 30, 2011—This Week on VUCast: Why a Vanderbilt disease expert says the medical thriller “Contagion” may be closer to reality than you think [ watch full video of Dr. Creech and more information about vaccines ] Why it’s worth going to Flulapalooza! And hear how Vandy doctor uses the trombone as his medical motivation. It’s all...

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Study examining new vaccine for avian flu

Jul. 29, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers are seeking healthy adults ages 18-49 for a study testing a new vaccine against H5N1 influenza, a strain which has the potential to be the next pandemic flu virus.

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Grant aids pediatric pneumonia study in Peru

Jun. 8, 2011—Carlos Grijalva, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine, will go to the rural areas of the Peruvian Andes through a $500,000 grant from the Thrasher Foundation to examine pneumonia in children in the hopes of describing the association between common respiratory viral infections and bacterial infection.

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