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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Supports 2011 National Influenza Vaccination Week
Date:12/5/2011

li>Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

NFID Urges Professionals to Lead by Example

Keeping communities healthy from influenza requires a commitment to prevention by all. To help make influenza prevention a health priority for all Americans, NFID is calling on community leaders in healthcare, business, education, and government to do their part by getting vaccinated and leading by example.

Dr. Baker notes that physicians and other healthcare professionals should be among the first to show their commitment by vaccinating themselves and their patients. "Research shows that it is important for people to hear a vaccine recommendation from a healthcare professional and other community leaders."

For more information on NFID's Leading by Example initiative, go to: www.nfid.org/influenza/leadingbyexample

About NFID

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 healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases. NFID established the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (CIIC) in 2007 to help increase awareness and education about pediatric influenza and benefits of immunization. CIIC is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant to NFID from Sanofi Pasteur. NFID's policies prohibit funders from controlling program content. To view NFID's policies for unrestricted educational grants, visit www.nfid.org/pdf/grantspolicy.pdf

Contact Jennifer Bender at 212-886-2233 or jbender@alembichealth.com to arrange telephone interviews with NFID and/or CIIC representatives. Additional information, including brief vide
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