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.

Resources

News Conference Transcript

Press Release

News Conference Agenda

Speaker Bios

Influenza Vaccination Coverage by Age Group

Understanding Influenza

Influenza Vaccine Options 2016-2017

Pneumococcal Disease Backgrounder

Pneumococcal Infographic: What Do They All Have In Common?

CDC Take 3 Steps to Prevent Flu

2016/2017 Flu Vaccine Recommendations Video

Video explaining 2016-2017 flu vaccine recommendations including an update on the nasal flu spray

2016 NFID News Conference Media Results

Leading by Example

This NFID initiative calls on leaders in healthcare, business, education, and politics to "lead by example" by making a commitment to influenza prevention. Organizations can join the growing list of supporters and participate in activities to show their support of annual influenza vaccination.