National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Urge All Americans to Seek Flu Vaccination
Leading Medical/Public Health Organizations Support New Universal Recommendation
Survey Results Find Top Motivators that Drive Vaccination Rates
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be joined by several other prominent health and medical associations at a news conference to highlight the new universal influenza vaccination recommendation for the 2010-2011 flu season and present the results of a survey on public and physician attitudes towards influenza vaccination.
This will cover key advances that signal a new era in influenza prevention:
The new universal vaccination recommendation and its awareness level with Americans.
Plentiful supply due to larger scale vaccine production than ever before.
Early availability of the vaccine.
Expanded access to vaccination through non-traditional sites.
An improved, high-dose vaccine formulated specifically for those age 65 and older.
Survey results providing insights to physician vaccination practices and how they affect consumer behavior.
Consumers survey that reveals top reasons Americans vaccinate against the flu, as well as common misconceptions.
Also discussed will be the outlook for the 2010-2011 influenza season, data on the number of people vaccinated to date, and explanation of special dose recommendations for children.
William Schaffner, MD, President of the NFID and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, will be joined by Dan Jernigan, MD, Deputy Influenza Director, CDC to discuss the new vaccines, the new recommendations and to highlight the importance of influenza vaccination for everyone.