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Director′s Briefing Videos

A collection of videos featuring the CDC Director. Hear the latest science coming out of CDC as well as how CDC increases the health security of the nation.

Director's Videos by Topic

Opioid Painkiller Prescribing: Where You Live Makes a Difference

Opioid Painkiller Prescribing
Vital Signs July 2014

Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks

Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks
Vital Signs June 2014

Serious Health Threat of Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria Threat Report

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013

Teen Pregnancy

Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens
Vital Signs April 2014

Improving Antibiotic Use Among Hospitalized Patients

Improving Antibiotic Use Among Hospitalized Patients
Vital Signs March 2014

Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety
Vital Signs February 2014

Dr. Tom Frieden Speaks at National Press Club: "The Cough Heard 'Round the World"

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Advanced Molecular Detection

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Talk to Your Doc About Quitting Smoking

Impact of the Tips from Former Smokers Campaign

Iniciativa Million Hearts

Million Hearts Initiative

CRE and Antibiotic Resistance

Making Health Care Safer: Stop Infections from Lethal CRE Germs Now
Vitial Signs March 2013

Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart Disease and Stroke
Vital Signs September 2013

Foodborne Illness from Listeria

Vital Signs June 2013

Latest on MRSA

Polio Eradication

January 24, 2013

World AIDS Day: Closer Than Ever to an AIDS-Free Generation

Testing to Prevent Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer
Vital Signs November 2013

Obesity Rates among Preschoolers

Obesity Rates among Preschoolers
Vital Signs August 2013

RxDrug Overdose

Rx Drug Overdose
Vital Signs July 2013

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C
Vital Signs May 2013

SARS – 10 Years Later

Tips from Former Smokers Campaign 2013

Progress Against HIV/AIDS

Rebuilding Haiti

Healthcare-Associated Infections

February 11, 2013

Smoking among Adults with Mental Illness

Vital Signs February 2013

Latest on Flu


You are 60% less likely to spread the flu to your family

Image:You are 60% less likely to spread the flu to your family

The best way to protect yourself against the flu is with a flu shot. In fact, even though the flu shot is far from perfect, The effectiveness this year is about 60%. But that means you're 60% less likely to get really sick from the flu, and to spread it to your family and others. It's by far the best tool we have to protect against the flu.

Children under 6 months should not get a flu shot

Image:  Who should not get a flu shot?  Children under 6 mos.

Virtually everyone should get a flu shot. Infants under the age of six months can't get the flu shot.

Check with your doctor about getting a flu shot if you have egg ellergies or have had a severe reaction to a previous flu shot

Image: Check with your doctor if you: Have egg allergies; Had a severe reaction to a previous flu shot

While virtually everyone should get a flu shot, check with your doctor if you've had a severe reaction to eggs or to a prior flu shot.