Line One: Influenza and the Risks and Benefits of Influenza Vaccine

H1N1Each year about 35,000 deaths in the U.S. are attributed to influenza, about the same number of fatalities caused by automobile accidents. Influenza deaths are potentially preventable by vaccination, yet despite ample evidence of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine many Americans go without immunizations each year. Tune into Line One: Your Health Connection and learn about the risks and benefits of the influenza vaccine this afternoon at 2:00 pm.

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GUESTS:

  • William Schaffner, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Ward Hurlburt, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and, Director of the Division of Public Health

LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, October 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT BROADCAST: Monday, October 12, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

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