Category Flu/Pneumococcal News Conference

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Improving Lagging Flu Vaccination Rates Among the 65+ Population

Patients should be vaccinated with any available approved influenza vaccine, even if their first choice of vaccine type is not available. CDC states (and I wholeheartedly agree) that it is far better to vaccinate at the first opportunity with whichever vaccine is available than to delay. A vaccine deferred is often a vaccine never received.

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Flu Season Has Arrived: Get Vaccinated to #FightFlu

Make sure you #FightFlu all season long by practicing the CDC Take 3 Actions to Fight the Flu: 1) Get a flu vaccine, 2) Take everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs, and 3) Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

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Pregnant Moms Need a Flu Vaccine Too!

Flu vaccine protects pregnant women, their unborn babies, and protects the baby after birth when they are too young to be immunized.

Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Seattle Children's, left, receives a flu vaccination from nurse Veronica Poindexter during a press conference addressing the need for flu vaccinations Thursday September 17, 2015 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

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Why Health Experts #FightFlu

You’ve heard it on the news, from your doctors, and even from a few friends: Now is the time to get the annual influenza (flu) vaccine. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older should receive an annual flu vaccine, many people fail to understand why and where this recommendation came from, and why an annual flu vaccine is so important.

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CDC Answers Top Questions About Flu

Special thanks to Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH, Director of the Influenza Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for sharing his perspective on the importance of annual flu vaccination for all people 6 months and older.

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH getting his annual influenza vaccine

Leading By Example in Preventing Influenza

On September 17, 2015, NFID hosted the 19th Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), joined with leading medical/public health experts at the news conference and encouraged all individuals age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) annually.