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Americans Urged To Get Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Early
Date:9/10/2009

ority, and both patients at high risk and in the general population should plan to get vaccinated," said AMA immediate past president Nancy Nielsen, MD.

About the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit, tax-exempt (501c3) organization founded in 1973 and dedicated to educating the public and health care professionals about the causes, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

About the National Influenza Vaccine Summit

The National Influenza Vaccine Summit, co-sponsored by the CDC and AMA, is a group of more than 400 members representing 130 organizations, including professional medical and public health organizations; advocacy groups; pharmacists; vaccine manufacturers and distributors; payers; representatives from hospitals and long-term care facilities; health professionals; and other influenza stakeholders. The Summit's goal is to address, discuss and help to resolve vaccine issues and to increase utilization of vaccine in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

This news conference is sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) in partnership with the National Influenza Vaccine Summit and is supported, in part, by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and through unrestricted educational grants to NFID from CSL Biotherapies, Inc., Flu Vaccine Business Practices Initiative (c/o HIDA), GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune, Merck and Co., Inc., Novartis Vaccines, Roche, sanofi pasteur and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.


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