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Issue Number 432            December 17, 2003

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Breaking news from CDC: Friday, December 19, is the date for "Influenza Update 2003" live satellite broadcast

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December 17, 2003
BREAKING NEWS FROM CDC: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, IS THE DATE FOR "INFLUENZA UPDATE 2003" LIVE SATELLITE BROADCAST

Intended to update providers on the most recent information regarding the 2003-04 influenza season, a live satellite broadcast is scheduled from 12 to 1 pm ET on December 19. There will NOT be a live question-and-answer period during the program.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
The program is designed to provide current information on the following:

  • influenza surveillance
  • vaccine supply
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) interim recommendations regarding priority groups for vaccination
  • use of live attenuated influenza vaccine
  • vaccination of children

The program will also provide guidance on antiviral use, infection control measures, laboratory issues such as diagnostic tests, case reporting, and communication contact information.

The program is directed to the following health professionals:

  • Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, DoD paraprofessionals, pharmacists, and others who either give immunizations or set policy for their offices or clinics, or for communicable disease or infection control programs
  • Private and public health care providers, including pediatricians, family practice specialists, residents, and medical and nursing students

Faculty:

  • From the National Immunization Program, CDC: William Atkinson, MD, MPH, and Raymond Strikas, MD
  • From the National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC: Keiji Fukuda, MD, MPH, and L. Clifford McDonald, MD

For additional information about program content prior to the live program, email nipinfo@cdc.gov (when emailing, type "Influenza 12/19/03" in the subject line).

For content questions following the program, call the National Immunization Information Hotline at (800) 232-2522 (English), (800) 232-0233 (Spanish), (800) 243-7889 (TTY). You may also submit questions by email to nipinfo@cdc.gov

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Webcast information and viewing options are available at
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phtn/webcast/influenza03

Technical support for the webcast is available at
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phtn/webcast/techsupport.asp

PROCEDURAL INFORMATION
Additional information, including participant registration (encouraged but not required), is available at
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phtnonline


Registration questions will be answered by phone at (800) 418-7246 or (404) 639-1292 or by email at ce@cdc.gov (when emailing, type "Influenza 12/19/03" in the subject line).

INFLUENZA INFORMATION
For comprehensive and current information about influenza, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu

 

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