2021 National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit Virtual Meeting

Maintaining Influenza Prevention During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

May 20, 2021

This informative event mirrors the typical final day of the in-person Summit, which is currently cancelled for 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The agenda for this 2 and a half hour virtual meeting included discussion on influenza communications plans (with an update from the CDC) for the upcoming flu season, improving coverage rates in high-risk patients, as well as updates from the influenza vaccine manufacturers.

SESSION ONE: Opening welcome

Video: Opening welcome

  • IAC Welcome
    L.J Tan, MS, PhD
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
  • CDC Welcome
    Ram Koppaka, MD, PhD
    Associate Director for Adult Immunization, Immunization Services Division
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • OIDP, HHS Welcome
    David Kim, MD, MA
    CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service Director, Division of Vaccines
    U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

 

SESSION TWO: Expanding influenza vaccination among specialty medical providers and raising awareness of influenza’s role in chronic disease

Video: Expanding influenza vaccination among specialty medical providers

  • Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, MSN, MPH (moderator)
    CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service Senior Epidemiologist, Immunization Services Division
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Expanding Flu Vaccination and Awareness among Specialty Providers (slides)
    Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP
    Chief Executive Officer
    Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)
  • Influenza Vaccination––Opportunity to Extend Cardiovascular Disease Prevention to Millions of Hearts (slides)
    Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC
    Executive Director
    Million Hearts

 

SESSION THREE: Update on influenza surveillance and vaccination coverage during 2020–21 season

Video: Update on influenza surveillance and vaccination coverage during 2020–21 season

  • L.J Tan, MS, PhD (moderator)
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
  • What Happened to Influenza? (slides)
    Alicia Budd, MPH
    Influenza Division
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NCIRD
  • Influenza Vaccination Coverage for 2020–21: Preliminary Estimates
    James A. Singleton, PhD
    Assessment Branch, Immunization Services Division
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

SESSION FOUR: Manufacturers panel discussion plus estimates of 2021–22 influenza vaccine supply

Video: Manufacturers panel discussion plus estimates of 2021–22 influenza vaccine supply

  • L.J Tan, MS, PhD (moderator) (slides)
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
  • Panel Discussion

John Perkins
Brand Director, U.S. Influenza Franchise
GSK

Meaghan Pettengill
Director, Public Customer Strategy and Engagement, U.S. Infectious Diseases
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

David Ross
Vice President of Commercial Operations – North America
Seqirus

Chris Whitman
Vice President, Influenza Franchise, U.S.
Sanofi

 

SESSION FIVE: Communicating planning for 2021–22

Video: Communicating planning for 2021–22

  • Communications Planning for 2021–22 Flu Season (slides)
    Serese Marotta
    President
    Marotta Consulting, Inc.
  • Maintaining Influenza Prevention during the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic (slides)
    Kathleen LaPorte, MPH
    Health Communication Specialist
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Adult Immunization with REACH (slides)
    Tara Jatlaoui, MD, MPH, GACOG
    Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Public Health Service
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

SESSION SIX: Closing

  • IAC Closing
    L.J Tan, MS, PhD
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
  • CDC CLosing
    Ram Koppaka, MD, PhD
    Associate Director for Adult Immunization, Immunization Services Division
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • OIDP, HHS Closing
    David Kim, MD, MA
    CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service Director, Division of Vaccines
    U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)