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What do you think about the upcoming H1N1 vaccine program?

August 4, 2009

H1N1 Public Engagement Meetings

Hear ye, hear ye!  The government wants to know what you think! Got any thoughts about the H1N1 vaccines?  Wanna tell the government your thoughts?  Here is your chance!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would like to know what the public feels about the impending H1N1 influenza vaccination program this fall.  The CDC will help state and local health organizations develop the vaccination program and are working to decide what should be the scope of the program for vaccinating Americans against the novel H1N1 pandemic influenza virus.

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The CDC is asking for public discussion, deliberation and input as the agency considers whether to simply make vaccines available to those seeking immunization, to promote vaccination to those most at risk or to implement a widespread immunization program.

Where?

The agency plans to conduct ten meetings in different parts of the United States to learn if the public would like a massive vaccination campaign, or a reduced effort. The meetings will take place throughout August in the following states:

  1. Colorado
  2. Nebraska
  3. Alabama
  4. California
  5. Indiana
  6. Texas
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Washington
  10. New York

You must reserve online to attend one of these meetings. The first meetings begin on August 8 in Colorado and Nebraska. Space is limited. Registration is required for participation and you must be able to attend the meeting for the entire day. Go to http://www.keystone.org/H1N1 to make your reservation.

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