Information for VUMC Employees and Patients

We're following public health guidelines for giving COVID-19 boosters for eligible patients and employees.

Our testing location at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks has closed. For guidance about COVID testing. 

Everyone is stretched. Please be patient and kind.

Widespread illness, including COVID-19, is creating high demand for our care in emergency rooms, hospitals, and walk-in clinics.

Our teams are very busy and doing all they can to care for each patient. Wait times may be long. Clinics may close intermittently to catch up with the demand. We may need to reschedule a procedure that would necessitate an inpatient admission.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. We're in this together.

    Caregivers Need Care, Too

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    Working at Vanderbilt Health means taking care of thousands of people every year. All in a place that understands the importance of also taking care of you.

    We’re committed to our community and we offer the same commitment to our employees.

    That’s why we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    We’re here for our patients. And we’re here for you.

    Making Health Care Personal.

    Learn more at VanderbiltCaregivers.com.

     

    Surge has slowed; call for vaccination still critical

    Across the state, just more than half of people remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 than vaccinated. This allows the virus to continue to spread and change, possibly into forms that are more dangerous.

    While the most recent "surge" in cases of COVID-19 is beginning to lessen, hospitals are still seeing many people who are very sick -- and most of those continue to be unvaccinated individuals.

    Among the vaccinated individuals who are contracting COVID-19 and becoming so sick they need hospitalization, the overwhelming majority have previous underlying conditions that prevented full protection from the vaccine. 

    The vaccines still are doing their most important job -- reducing our risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death.

    If you've been vaccinated, thank you for taking action to protect yourselves and those around you. If you haven't been vaccinated, please do so soon -- or have a conversation with your doctor. 

    We continue to encourage taking precautions including wearing masks in indoor settings and avoiding large crowds.

    Learn more about scheduling your vaccine with Vanderbilt Health. This includes boosters of Pfizer's vaccine per CDC guidelines.

    Common questions about 3rd doses of vaccine for those with weakened immune systems.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    Hotline for Employees, Patients with Symptoms

    If you are a Vanderbilt employee or patient with fever, cough or shortness of breath and are concerned about COVID-19, call (888) 312-0847 to be assessed. This line is available daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    COVID-Related Care

    Vaccine Resources

    General Resources