October 1, 2019



Make Plans to Attend the NFID’s Clinical Vaccinology Course on November 16–17, 2019

Make plans to attend the comprehensive NFID Clinical Vaccinology Course  in Washington, DC this fall. Review Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and learn how to implement vaccine recommendations to protect against pneumococcal, influenza, and HPV, among others.

Presentation topics include:

  • Influenza Vaccination Recommendations Across the Lifespan
  • Meningococcal Vaccines: Serogroups and Series
  • Primary Prevention of Cancer through HPV Vaccination

View the course website for registration information, a detailed agenda,  a complete list of speakers, and networking opportunities offered at the course..

ACOG Has New Maternal Immunization Materials for Patients

ACOG has new maternal immunization patient education resources to share.

Through their cooperative agreement with CDC (HSCO), ACOG has developed these free infographics and corresponding text on prenatal influenza and Tdap immunization for use on practice websites, patient portals, and social media pages. Health care providers are encouraged to download these graphics and post them on the trusted web platforms associated with their practice to help ensure patients have access to accurate information on maternal immunization outside of the office setting.

For additional information, clinical guidance, and patient and provider resources on maternal immunization, please visit the ACOG Immunization webpage and ACOG’s Immunization for Women website.


CDC Highlights Upcoming Events for the Influenza Season

The 2019–20 flu season kicked off last Thursday, September 26, with the 2019 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference at the National Press Club.

CDC would like to let you know about several other activities that CDC is helping to coordinate this flu season:

Events for the Public

  • #WhyIFightFlu
    Beginning on 9/26, we will be posting a series of flu fighter profiles, featuring members of the public describing why they fight flu and how flu has impacted their lives. We are asking everyone to use the hashtag #WhyIfightFlu and describe why they fight flu. Save this link for after 9/26 to read more about these profiles.
  • Interested in sharing your own flu fighter profiles online or social media? Here’s how:
    • Pick 1–3 images demonstrating your work as a flu fighter.
    • Write a 2–4 sentence post about why you fight flu.
    • Share these images and message on social media!

Be sure to include the hashtag #WhyIFightFlu or #FightFlu and tag @CDCFlu in your post!

  • First week of December (National Influenza Vaccination Week/NIVW)

Date/Time TBD
Interactive Flu Education for the Public
This live streaming program will allow members of the public to directly engage with CDC subject matter experts. More information to come. Let me know if you have additional questions in the meantime.

Events for Health Care Professionals (HCPs)

  • October 2 (3–3:30pm ET)

CDC Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for the 2019-20 Flu Season
This educational segment designed specifically for HCPs is focused on providing a 30 minute live flu update. Dr. Lisa Grohskopf from CDC’s Influenza Division will share information about the types of flu vaccines available during the upcoming 2019-2020 flu season and be taking questions at the conclusion of her presentation. Registration link here.

  • October 8

Maternal Immunization Vital Signs – Flu and Tdap vaccine recommendations
This latest issue of Vital Signs will focus on CDC’s flu and Tdap vaccine recommendations for pregnant women, including a recent survey that found only 1 in 3 pregnant women get both vaccines. Recommendations from HCPs are one of the strongest factors in pregnant women getting vaccinated. Materials that will come out with the Vital Signs report include: media telebriefing, press release, fact sheet, social media, and resources.

  • October 11

Weekly FluView surveillance reports begin for 2019-2020 flu season

  • October 24 (2:30–3:30pm ET)

Business Health Executive Call
A look at what to expect for the upcoming flu season and the role the private sector can play in fighting flu during flu season. Registration link coming soon – additional questions can be directed to privatesector@cdc.gov

Please reach out to John Donovan, CDC’s Seasonal Flu Campaign Lead, if you have any questions.


Summit calls are held weekly on Thursday at 3 pm ET throughout the influenza season unless cancelled. Call information and an agenda generally are sent the morning of the call. Call summaries are available shortly after each call on the Summit website.

Please email L.J Tan or LaDora Woods if you have any updates on activities to provide to the Summit.

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