November 1, 2011

Flulapalooza balloon ride winner announced

Rebecca Cole-Nicholson, a licensed practical nurse working in outpatient care at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was the winner of a Vanderbilt hot air balloon ride given away in a drawing following Flulapalooza, last month's mass vaccination drill and simultaneous attempt to break the current Guinness World Record at Vanderbilt.

Organizers of the event won’t know until paperwork is submitted whether Vanderbilt will be officially awarded the world record by Guinness for the 12,647 vaccinations given during an eight-hour period on Oct. 12. The current world record stands at 6,215 and is held by Kaiser Permanente.