2016 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference
September 29, 2016
10:00–11:00 AM ET
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined with leading medical/public health experts at the NFID news conference encouraging all individuals age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against influenza annually.
Panelists joining Dr. Frieden included William Schaffner, MD, NFID medical director and professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Patricia N. Whitley-Williams, MD, NFID vice president and pediatric infectious disease physician at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, who serves as a liaison member to the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices representing the National Medical Association; and Wilbur H. Chen, MD, associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of the Adult Clinical Studies section at the Center for Vaccine Development.