At the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases (NFID) 2015 Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference held in Washington, DC last week, expert panelists spoke about the burden of influenza (flu) in the US and the importance of annual flu vaccination as the best way to protect yourself and your family.
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), joined with leading medical/public health experts at the news conference and encouraged all individuals age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) annually.
Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH, Director of the Influenza Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared his perspective on the importance of annual flu vaccination for all people 6 months of age and older in NFID Blog: CDC Answers Top Questions About Flu.
The NFID News Conference is archived and available online.
RESOURCESNews Conference Transcript
News Conference Agenda
Influenza Vaccination Coverage by Age 2012-2015
Influenza Prevention and Treatment
Influenza Surveillance and Vaccine Strain Selection
Pneumococcal Disease and Vaccine Recommendations
Leading by Example
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