Sep. 20, 2013—Vanderbilt University medical researchers are once again part of the nationwide fight to prevent a possible flu pandemic. There’s a new deadly flu strain called H7N9, that started in eastern China. Vanderbilt is one of 9 sites preparing to test a new vaccine to protect people against this new strain.
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.
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...
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.