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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 11, 2013
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

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


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Press Room

SPECIAL NOTE: Reporters who wish to attend the media briefing must send RSVP to Jamila Jones, public affairs specialist, CDC's Division of Public Affairs, at or contact CDC’s press office at 404-639-3286 by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Reporters who RSVP will be guaranteed access.

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


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