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People should not be afraid of getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, UTHSC doctor says

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 Georgia is the third state to shut down its Johnson and Johnson vaccine site after people suffered adverse reactions, like fainting. UTHSC Dean Scott Strome said reactions like fainting and nausea are common responses to other vaccines like the flu shot. He said these reactions can be caused by dehydration, an empty stomach and other… Read More


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Local health leaders warn of fourth COVID-19 surge with UK variant strain

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Push pause on planning that big party. Local health leaders warn the fourth surge of COVID-19 could happen this summer, with the dominant strain begin the UK variant. The warning comes as Memphis gets ready to open a mass vaccine site Wednesday at the Pipkin Building. April 9: Daily Memphian


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Gas leak reported at UTHSC Memphis campus

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A strong gas leak has been reported at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis. The gas leak was detected in the Madison Plaza buildings at the Memphis campus, according to a tweet form UTHSC.


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‘Orleans Station’ project to bring hundreds of apartments, retailers downtown

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Downtown Memphis may be home to hundreds of new residents and retailers very soon. A development project on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus is one step closer to construction. If approved, the area will be renamed Orleans Station after the trolley stop outside the entrance of the project.


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National study shows 48% of healthcare workers haven’t been vaccinated yet

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A new national survey shows four out of ten frontline healthcare workers haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, even though they were the first across the county to have access to the shot. The study was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Washington Post. It shows at 52% of healthcare workers have gotten at least… Read More


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UTHSC takes responsibility for children who were vaccinated at site

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FOX13 is learning more about the events that led up to two children getting vaccinated last month. During the state’s review of vaccine mismanagement, officials said two kids under 16 got shots even though the shot isn’t approved for children.  


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Employees & others protest recently announced layoffs at UTHSC

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center employees took to the streets once again Thursday to protest recently announced layoffs. This time, some city council and county commissioners joined them. March 18: MLK50 March 18: Fox 13 News–5:30PM March 18: Fox 13 News–9PM March 18: Local 24 News at 6  


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Doctors concerned about potential Spring Break COVID surge as traveling increases again

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The CDC urges you to avoid any non-essential travel, but millions of Americans have been hopping on planes for spring break. Fortunately, more people are getting vaccinated, but doctors say young people, who are likely doing most of the traveling, haven’t had a chance to get that shot yet.