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LeBonheur seeks to join COVID-19 vaccination trial for kids

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Pfizer and Moderna have started COVID-19 vaccination trials for children.WMC Action News 5 has learned that LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis wants to join the effort. Going to school and taking part in normal activities are both crucial to a child’s development and success in life. Medical experts said vaccinating kids against COVID-19 is the… Read More


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UTHSC students to play major role in vaccine distribution

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Most first-year pharmacy students get certified to administer vaccines, but this year that training is particularly handy during a pandemic. “I think I’ve administered 150-ish vaccines so it’s been a lot of experience for sure,” said second-year pharmacy student Ceilia Bressler from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She is just one of upwards of 300 students helping to… Read More


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Dr. McCullers, Infectious Disease Specialist, UTHSC, answers COVID-19 vaccine questions

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Dr. McCullers, Infectious Disease Specialist, UTHSC, answers COVID-19 vaccine questions December 19: WMC Action News 5  


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Vaccine Q&A: Le Bonheur infection prevention director discusses Tennessee’s vaccine rollout

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Doctor Nick Hysmith, medical director of infection prevention at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, spoke with WMC Action News 5′s Joe Birch Tuesday about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Tennessee. Hysmith also serves on the Methodist Le Bonheur Vaccine Task Force and is a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.


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UTHSC and Regional One team up to help ‘long haulers’ with symptoms long after surviving COVID-19

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is partnering with Regional One Health to offer a post-COVID-19 clinic to help people suffering with sometimes debilitating symptoms weeks and even months after their COVID-19 diagnosis. • December 15: WMC Action News 5 at 5:00PM • December 16: WMC Action News 5 at 4:30 AM • December… Read More


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UTHSC official shares unique history with retired general Lloyd Austin

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An official at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a unique history with Retired Army General Lloyd Austin. Love Collins III is the vice-chancellor of Development and Alumni Affairs for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He was track teammates with Austin at West Point in the mid-70s. They’ve known each other… Read More


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St. Jude, UTHSC need 500 participants in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

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St. Jude and UTHSC have started recruiting adults ages 18 and older, in the Memphis area, for phase 3 of a clinical research study to evaluate a possible COVID-19 vaccine. December 4: WMC Action News AM at 5:30AM December 4: WMC Action News AM at 6AM December 4: WLBT 6:30AM News December 3: WMC Action… Read More


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Multiple COVID-19 vaccine/treatment trials underway in Memphis

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St. Jude announced Friday they’re looking for 500 adult participants in a phase three clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine. Multiple trials for vaccines and therapies are underway in Memphis right now. St. Jude said a phase three clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine with Johnson & Johnson will take place on their campus. Participants… Read More