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Your browser does not support the audio element. Download the file to your computer. Dr. Tom Talbot, Chief Epidemiologist for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, speaks with Tanicia Haynes from Occupational Health about the importance of the flu shot and common misconceptions associated with the vaccination.
Childhood Immunization Sarah Burlason, RN speaks with Susan Roman,o Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Vanderbilt Pediatric Primary Care Clinic on the topic of Childhood Immunizations. Additional Resources Vaccines for Your Children
Most religions have no prohibition against vaccinations, however some have considerations, concerns or restrictions regarding vaccination in general, particular reasons for vaccination, or specific vaccine ingredients. Below is a list of the current position of some of the more common religious faiths. Buddhism - Buddhism has no central authority that determines doctrine. Vaccination is widely accepted in predominantly Buddhist countries.
OHC brings services to faculty and staff who work nights, weekends and off site.
Smallpox is an acute, contagious illness characterized by fever, backache, and prostration followed by the appearance of an eruption of papules and vesicles which became pustular by the eighth day. Although smallpox disease has been eradicated worldwide, researchers sometimes still use the vaccinia virus, which is the virus used in the smallpox vaccine. These research faculty and staff may obtain smallpox vaccine from OHC at no charge.
(See VUMC Vaccination Policy requirements further down this page.)
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Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is a two-dose immunization series which provides immunity to chickenpox. For adults, this vaccine is recommended only for those who lack natural immunity. Occupational Health provides the vaccine at no charge for VUMC faculty/staff whose immunity test shows they do not have immunity to varicella, or for those who have begun the vaccine series and need to complete it.
Hepatitis B Vaccine is provided at no charge to Vanderbilt faculty/staff who are exposed to human blood or other potentially infectious materials in their job. This is offered at multiple locations. Occupational Health Clinic (walk-in)