Chicago, IL - A CDC News briefing on the Impact of Flu-Related Complications and the Importance of vaccination - Thursday, Sept. 23rd

Chicago, IL - A CDC News briefing on the Impact of Flu-Related Complications and the Importance of vaccination - Thursday, Sept. 23rd

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 Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Vaccination can protect against the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new recommendation beginning with the 2010-2011 flu season recommending everyone 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated to protect against influenza. Health officials want to make sure that every community understands the very real risks that flu poses to even healthy adults and children, regardless of age, race, or ethnic background. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone, and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the flu.

Join a panel of both national influenza experts from the CDC and local immunization representatives for an in-depth conversation about the dangers of influenza and the vaccine that protects against it. This is your opportunity to ask leading experts about who’s at risk, how it might impact ethnic and minority communities and the availability, effectiveness, safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

Date: Thursday, September 23rd, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Address:

DePaul University Student Center
(Room 11013)
1 East Jackson Blvd. 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

RSVP to:
Dana Levine: dlevine@newamericamedia.org, 415-503-4170
Kay Leventhal: kleventhal@newamericamedia.org, 415-503-4170
 

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