2017 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference

September 28, 2017
10:00–11:00 AM ET

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas E. Price, MD joined with leading medical/public health experts at the 2017 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference, encouraging all individuals age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against influenza annually.

Secretary Price was joined by an expert panel, moderated by NFID medical director William Schaffner, MD. Panelists included Patricia A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, CIC (Infectious Disease/Immunology, Children’s Minnesota) and Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH (Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine)

Resources

News Conference Transcript

Press Release

News Conference Agenda

Panelist Bios

Pneumococcal Disease Backgrounder

Pneumococcal Infographic: What Do They All Have In Common?

Influenza Vaccination Coverage by Age Group

Understanding Influenza

Influenza Vaccine Options 2017-2018

CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu

Flu Myths & Facts

Influenza (Flu) 101 Webinar Recording

NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Influenza Division subject matter experts discuss an overview of influenza including vaccine strain selection & effectiveness, surveillance, and common myths & misperceptions

Care For Older Adults? Care About Flu!

Toolkit to help protect older patients (65+) against flu

Flu Alert

Resources to help protect older adults (65+) against the devastating impact of flu

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.