HHS, CDC and Walgreens Officials to Announce New Flu Fighting Effort

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Friday, December 17th the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Walgreens will host a conference call with reporters to announce a new effort aimed at increasing flu vaccination rates – especially in African American and Hispanic populations. The announcement will also include an update from CDC officials on flu activity ahead of the holiday travel week.

 

WHO:

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Howard Koh, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health

Dan Jernigan, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kermit Crawford, President of Pharmacy Services, Walgreens

 

WHAT:

Media call on new flu prevention effort
 

WHEN:

Friday, December 17, 2010
11:30 a.m. ET
 

CALL-IN:

888-324-7569
 

PASSCODE:

HHS
 

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.



CONTACT:

HHS Press Office
202-690-6343

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Infectious Diseases  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Pharmaceutical  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government

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