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Flulapalooza 3

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 during an eight-hour period.

Flulapalooza 3 will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in a large tent erected between Light Hall and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. The free shots are available for all university and medical center faculty, staff, students and volunteers. Family members will not be included in this event.

All VUMC faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get an influenza vaccination.

“Two years ago, we planned Flulapalooza as a one-time event, but the response was so overwhelming that we hope to continue the event each year,” said Melanie Swift, director of Vanderbilt’s Occupational Health Clinic. “This is the way people want to get their flu shots each year—easy, efficient and enjoyable—so Flulapalooza, once again, is back by popular demand.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone at least 6 months old be vaccinated to protect themselves and their close contacts from the flu.

For more information about participating in Flulaplalooza, emailoccupational.health.clinic@vancerbilt.edu.