2022-2023 Flu Vaccination Campaign Kickoff

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October 4, 2022

Influenza (Flu)
2022 - 2023 Flu Season 

2022-2023 Flu Vaccination Campaign Kickoff

2022 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference

Leading infectious disease experts, including CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, emphasized the importance of flu vaccination and getting up to date on other routine immunizations, including pneumococcal vaccination, during a news conference sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) in collaboration with CDC to launch the 2022-2023 flu vaccine campaign. 

NFID Press Conference Summary

Today, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) kicked-off the 2022-2023 flu vaccination season during a press conference held in person at the National Press Club for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Walensky presented an overview of last flu season, reviewed the most recent flu vaccination coverage data, and discussed the upcoming flu season, including a notable change to the flu vaccine recommendations for this season; a preferential recommendation for the use of specific vaccines for people 65 years and older.

  • Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine, ideally by the end of October.
  • Flu continues to pose a serious potential public health threat, and annual flu vaccination remains a critical tool to prevent flu and its potentially serious outcomes.
  • A summary of the event is available: 2022-2023 Flu Vaccination Campaign Kickoff.

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Hear @CDCDirector Rochelle Walensky and other leading health experts discuss the upcoming #flu season and how to best #FightFlu and #PreventPneumo at the 2022 @NFIDvaccines Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference on 10/4/22 from 9-10 AM ET. https://bit.ly/3SF3G9y

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