US officials hope for improved flu vaccine uptake

September 29, 2016 10:28 PM

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US officials hope for improved flu vaccine uptake

In an annual push to build awareness and support for seasonal flu vaccination today, US health officials said they hoped the absence of the inhaled flu vaccine doesn't erode steadily rising immunization rates in kids and noted rising uptake in healthcare personnel, especially those working in long-term care settings.

Experts, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, spoke at a media briefing hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). Now in its 20th year, the NFID event typically sketches out the lay of the land with flu vaccine developments...

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