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Mid-Season Flu Immunization Rates are Too Low
Date:12/10/2008

-care personnel;
  • household contacts and caregivers of children aged <5 years and adults aged greater than or equal to 50 years, with particular emphasis on vaccinating contacts of children aged <6 months;
  • household contacts and caregivers of persons with medical conditions that put them at high risk for severe complications from influenza.
  • About the Survey

    This survey was administered by health care researchers at the RAND Corporation, a non-profit, research organization. The survey was conducted online within the United States on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline between November 7, 2008 and November 19, 2008 among 3,969 U.S. adults aged 18 and older. The survey was designed and analyzed by the RAND Corporation, fielded by Knowledge Networks and supported by GlaxoSmithKline. Complete survey results are available by visiting: http://www.rand.org/health/projects/flu_survey/.

    About the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

    The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1973 and dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. For more information, please visit www.nfid.org.

    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 flu 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, Clai
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