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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 11, 2013
Contact: Media Relations
CDC to provide an update on flu and vaccination activity this season and share new data on the impact of vaccination last season
During National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 8-14), CDC Report Provides New Data on the 2012-13 Influenza Season and Benefits of Vaccination.
CDC will host a media briefing to discuss flu activity and early-season influenza vaccination coverage estimates. The agency also will share information from a new report estimating the number of illnesses and hospitalizations prevented by influenza vaccination last season.
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
Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 12:00 pm (ET)
Content embargoed until 12 p.m. ET, December 12, 2013
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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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