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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: January, 29 2013
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

Telebriefing on U.S. Adult Vaccination Rates


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a telephone-only media briefing Tuesday, January 29, to provide up-to-date figures on the number of adults in the U.S. who receive recommended vaccines other than the influenza vaccine.

There are nearly a dozen vaccines recommended for people age 19 and older—in addition to influenza—to protect adults from vaccine-preventable diseases including pneumococcal disease, whooping cough, and shingles.


Howard Koh, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services Carolyn Bridges, M.D., Associate Director for Adult Immunization, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Noon E.T.


Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 877-917-7132
INTERNATIONAL: 1-210-234-0090

* Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.

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.

A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at


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