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Despite Early Uptake, Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates are Similar to Last Year
Date:12/9/2009

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Note to Editors

Today, a panel of infectious disease experts will convene to review the survey's findings and discuss the implications for the remainder of the influenza season. The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases will host the discussion with Dr. Schaffner and colleagues Litjen (L.J.) Tan, MS, PhD, Co-Chair, National Influenza Vaccination Summit and Director of Medicine and Public Health at the American Medical Association, and Katherine Harris, PhD, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation. If you are interested in attending this panel discussion, please contact Christie Corbett at Cohn & Wolfe (212-537-8178).

Today's media briefing, hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, is supported by GlaxoSmithKline.

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