Monday, December 14, 2009

Media Advisory: Surgeon General, Ky. Public Health Commissioner Unveil New PSA

MEDIA CONTACT:  HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343

Media Advisory – For Monday, December 14th

Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Kentucky Commissioner of Public Health Dr. William Hacker to Unveil New H1N1 Vaccination PSA Campaign

New Television PSA Features Governor Steve Beshear and PBS’ “Sid the Science Kid” Urging Americans to Get Vaccinated against the H1N1 Flu

On Monday, December 14, Surgeon General of the U.S. Regina Benjamin will join Kentucky’s Commissioner of Public Health Dr. William Hacker in announcing a new H1N1 public service announcement (PSA) campaign urging Kentuckians to get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu.  In the PSA, Governor Beshear teams up with one of America’s favorite scientists – PBS’ “Sid the Science Kid” – to promote important flu messages targeted at children and parents.

Dr. Benjamin, Dr. Hacker, Dr. Anne Schuchat from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccination program, the new PSA campaign and will take questions from the media.

WHO:               Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States
                        Dr. William Hacker, Kentucky Commissioner of Public Health
Dr. Anne Schuchat, Rear Admiral, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHAT:              Conference Call to Announce New H1N1 Campaign and discuss why it is important for Kentucky residents to get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu
                                                                                                         
WHEN: Monday, December 14, 2009
                        2:20 – 2:40pm EST

Conference Call Number:    1-888-790-3417
Passcode:                               HHS

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