CDC to take nation’s pulse on H1N1 vaccination program
Looks like the CDC wants your opinion, or at least that of the informed public, before it embarks on what could be a massive influenza H1N1 vaccination program, reports the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), at the University of Minnesota.
The CDC will host 10 public engagement meetings to receive input on whether the nation’s vaccination plan should be a giant, comprehensive effort or one of a more modest scale, reports CIDRAP.
Informed citizens are being recruited through health departments and civic groups for meetings on the following dates:
- Aug 8: Denver, CO, and Lincoln, NE
- Aug 15: Birmingham, AL, Sacramento, CA, and Vincennes, IN
- Aug 22: El Paso, TX, Bucks County (near Philadelphia), PA, and New York, NY
- Aug 29: Somerville, MA, and Spokane, WA
In the CIDRAP report, Roger Bernier, PhD, MPH, senior advisor in the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said attendees “will hear a presentation of basic information they’ll need to have an informed discussion and then will break into small groups to discuss the issues.”