2017 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference
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)
News Conference Transcript
News Conference Agenda
Pneumococcal Disease Backgrounder
Pneumococcal Infographic: What Do They All Have In Common?
Influenza Vaccination Coverage by Age Group
Influenza Vaccine Options 2017-2018
CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu
Flu Myths & Facts
Care For Older Adults? Care About Flu!
Toolkit to help protect older patients (65+) against flu
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.