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Adam Tamburin
Oct 13, 2021 - COVID

Nashville pushes Thanksgiving vaccine deadlines

An illustration of a vaccine to do.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Thanksgiving is approaching, and the Metro Public Health Department is encouraging people to get their COVID-19 vaccines in time to celebrate.

The details: If you're getting your first dose of the Moderna vaccine, you need to do so by Thursday in order to be fully protected in time for Turkey Day, Nov. 25.

  • Pfizer recipients must get their first dose by Oct. 21.
  • The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine has a Nov. 11 deadline.
Adam Tamburin
Oct 6, 2021 - COVID

Vanderbilt involved in another big pandemic development

A sign outside the entrance of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt researchers made key discoveries that drove the development of a new antiviral pill for COVID-19 patients.

  • Pharmaceutical company Merck last week announced plans to seek authorization for the pill, saying it cut in half the risk of hospitalization or death during a clinical trial.
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