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Published:May 8th, 2008 03:25 EST
National Influenza Vaccine Summit

National Influenza Vaccine Summit

By SOP newswire2

National Influenza Summit Meeting in Atlanta to Address 2008 " 2009 Influenza Vaccine Issues

WHO:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) will host more than 200 private and public health providers, vaccine manufactures, and professional medical and health organizations.

WHAT:  The Summit participants will meet to identify influenza vaccination issues experienced during the 2007-2008 influenza vaccination seasons and develop recommendations and activities for the 2008-2009 influenza seasons, focusing on vaccine supply and distribution issues.

WHEN:  Monday, May 12 and Tuesday May 13, convening Monday at 1:00 p.m. and adjourning Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Dinner program will begin Monday, May 12 at 6:00 pm. Influenza vaccine manufacturers will provide 2008 " 09 influenza vaccine supply projections beginning at 7:30 pm. Members of the media who wish to attend should contact Curtis Allen at 404-639-8487 or via e-mail at


JW Marriott Buckhead
3300 Lenox Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 262-3344.

Contact: CDC Division of Media Relations (404) 639 "3286 or (678) 431-7305

Conference Topics Include:

  • Vaccine supply for 2008-09 influenza season

  • Vaccine strain growth

  • Increasing coverage among health-care personnel and other populations

  • Maintaining and increasing the number of vaccine providers

  • Implementing the new recommendations for school-aged children

  • Influenza vaccine safety

  • Monitoring vaccine distribution

  • Innovative projects and partnerships to increase vaccine coverage

Important instructions:

Members of the media are asked to check-in at the conference registration table. There will be media table with telephone lines for print reporters and an area for cameras with sound connections for broadcast media.