2015 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference
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 on September 17, 2015 encouraging all individuals age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against influenza annually. Panelists who joined Dr. Frieden included William Schaffner, MD, medical director of NFID and professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and director, Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; and Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, pediatrician, blogger (Seattle Mama Doc) and executive director of Digital Health at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
News 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
2015 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.