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CDC Telebriefing: Update on Flu Activity and Vaccine Effectiveness Estimates

Media Advisory

Embargoed until: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 1pm ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

PLEASE NOTE: The media telebriefing is scheduled at Noon ET and the MMWR content is embargoed until 1 pm ET.

What

CDC will host a telebriefing to discuss two articles which appear in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The articles are: “Interim Estimates of 2013–14 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness — United States, February 2014” and “Update: Influenza Activity — United States, September 29, 2013–February 8, 2014”

Who

Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Anne Schuchat, M.D. (RADM, USPHS) Assistant Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service; Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

When

Thursday, February 20 at Noon ET

DIAL-IN:

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 888-628-9523
INTERNATIONAL: 1-212-287-1859
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions 
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

TRANSCRIPT
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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