2018 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference

US Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH joined leading medical/public health experts at the 2018 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference on September 27, 2018, to discuss the importance of preventing influenza and pneumococcal disease and encourage all individuals age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against influenza annually.

Dr. Adams was joined by an expert panel, moderated by NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD. Panelists included Wendy Sue L. Swanson, MD, MBE (Chief of Digital Innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital) and Laura E. Riley, MD (Given Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine).

Scott Gottlieb, MD, Commissioner of Food & Drugs at the US Food & Drug Administration, also led by example and received his flu vaccine at the news conference.

2018 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 Population
Understanding Influenza
Influenza Vaccine Options 2018-2019
Take 3 Steps to Fight Flu Infographic
Flu Myths & Facts
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.

NFID National Survey on College Students & Flu
Protecting Older Adults 65+ Against Influenza
Protecting Adults with Chronic Health Conditions against Influenza
2018 NFID News Conference Final Report