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Flu Fighters

Every year individuals around the world work to study, track, and prevent flu. This page profiles these Flu Fighters and the work they are doing to contribute to flu prevention in the U.S. and around the world!

Dr. Dan Jernigan, MD, MPH, Director of CDC’s Influenza Division

  • Dr. Jernigan receives the flu vaccine
  • Dr. Jernigan, director of CDC's Influenza Division
  • Dr. Jernigan speaking

Meet flu fighter Dr. Daniel Jernigan, Director of CDC’s Influenza Division. Dr. Jernigan brings high levels of energy and commitment to CDC’s Influenza Division. These characteristics inform the way his teams operate on a daily basis. At the heart of all of CDC’s influenza work is the drive to make meaningful contributions that can protect the public’s health from flu. There also is a spirit of science-based innovation—seen in the transformative innovations of CDC’s surveillance, laboratory, and pandemic preparedness work. Dr. Jernigan leads CDC’s effort in understanding and detecting flu in an effort to stay one step ahead of it.


Highlight Your Own Flu Fighter!

Are you a Flu Fighter, or know someone who is? Share your own flu fighter profiles online or social media. Here’s how:

  1. Pick 1-3 images demonstrating your work as a flu fighter.
  2. Write a 2-4 sentence post about how you fight flu.
  3. Share these images and message on social media!

Be sure to include the hashtag #FluFighter or #FightFlu and tag @CDCFlu in your post!