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Leading national infectious disease experts presented final influenza (flu) vaccine coverage data from the 2022-2023 US respiratory season and discussed the importance of vaccination against flu, respiratory syncytial disease (RSV), COVID-19, and pneumococcal disease, particularly among older adults, pregnant women, and those with chronic health conditions who are at higher risk for related complications.

Panelists included: Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director; Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, Professor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine; Robert (Bob) H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, NFID Medical Director; William Schaffner, MD, NFID Spokesperson; Patricia (Patsy) A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, NFID President (Moderator); with additional expert Vivien G. Dugan, PhD, CDC Influenza Division Director.