2010 CDC Vaccination Rates News Conference

Pertussis reaches epidemic proportions in California;
New links identified between vaccine-preventable infections and cancer 


November 17, 2010, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adults remain largely unvaccinated against preventable infectious illnesses. At a news conference convened by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), experts in public health, infectious disease, oncology, and other medical specialties discussed the data and the health consequences for adults who skip vaccines. They collectively called on all adults and healthcare providers to improve vaccination rates. 


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