September 3, 2009

NFID Convenes News Conference to Urge Early Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

By Kelley Luckstein

CDC Director Joins Leading Medical Experts to Share Developments about Seasonal Influenza


The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) presents key information for the upcoming flu season every fall, and this year – a pandemic year -- NFID joins leading medical experts to call for Americans to be vaccinated against all types of influenza. An adequate supply of seasonal influenza vaccine is expected, and is already being distributed.


A panel including experts from academia, government, health professional societies and the public health field will address the need to make seasonal influenza vaccination a priority.


    --  Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and

         Prevention (CDC)

    --  Anne Schuchat, MD, Director, National Center for Immunization and

         Respiratory Diseases, CDC

    --  Gregory A. Poland, MD, Mayo Clinic, Chair, Adult Immunization Advisory

         Board, American College of Physicians

    --  Cora L. Christian, MD, AARP Board of Directors

    --  David T. Tayloe, Jr., MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of


    --  Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, Immediate Past President, American Medical


    --  William Schaffner, MD, President-Elect, NFID, Program Moderator,

        Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


   DATE/TIME:    Thursday, September 10, 2009, 10 a.m.


   WHERE:        The National Press Club, 14th and F Streets, NW,

            13th Floor, First Amendment Lounge, Washington, DC 20045

            (Reporters outside of the DC area are encouraged to

                        participate by telephone or webcast and should call for

                        log-in details.)


Reuters, 09/02/09

Tags: infectious diease, Infectious Diseases

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