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Report shows 20-year U.S. immunization program spares millions of children from diseases

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

Recent measles outbreaks underscore the ongoing threat of disease and importance of sustaining high vaccination coverage

What

CDC will host a media briefing to discuss 20 years of immunization with the VFC program and current measles cases and outbreaks.

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, April 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm (ET)

DIAL-IN:

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1781
International: 1-630-395-0046
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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