2021 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference
The nation’s leading infectious disease experts shared results from a new national survey of US adults to better understand attitudes and behaviors about COVID-19, influenza, and pneumococcal disease at the 2021 National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference on Thursday, October 7, 2021. Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director, presented final influenza vaccine coverage data from the 2020-2021 season and discussed the importance of vaccination to prevent flu and pneumococcal disease.
Panelists for the event included NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD (moderator); Laura E. Riley, MD, obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine; Cedric “Jamie” Rutland, MD, CEO of West Coast Lung and COVID-19 medical director, Private Health Management; and NFID President-Elect Patricia (Patsy) A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, pediatric nurse practitioner, Children’s Minnesota (retired) and affiliate faculty, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota.
Leading By Example: NFID initiative calling on leaders in healthcare, business, education, and politics to lead by example by making a commitment to flu prevention. Organizations can join the growing list of supporters and participate in activities to show their support of annual flu vaccination.
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