Medical officials spoke to reporters about flu shot priorities. They discussed how those in high-risk groups, along with Hurricane… read more
Medical officials spoke to reporters about flu shot priorities. They discussed how those in high-risk groups, along with Hurricane Katrina evacuees, would receive top priority. The officials also spoke about topics including threats by recent strains of influenza, Medicare reimbursements, and possible shortages. After their presentation they responded to questions and comments from telephone callers and members of the audience.
It was also announced that the flu vaccine would be made available to the rest of the public starting on October 24, 2005. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Henry H. Bernstein Member American Academy of Pediatrics->Committee on Infectious Diseases
- Julie Gerberding M.D. Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Ardis D. Hoven M.D. Member American Medical Association->Board of Trustees
- Mark B. McClellan M.D. Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Jeanne M. Santoli Associate Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention->National Immigration Prog.
- William Schaffner M.D. Board Member National Foundation for Infectious Diseases->Board of Directors
- Cynthia Whitney M.D. Acting Chief National Center for Infectious Diseases->Respiratory Diseases
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