Media Advisory

Launch of the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii)


Carrie Schum, (202) 973-5800
Diana Olson, (703) 299-0201

October 30, 2000

View the launch press conference online.

The launch includes:

  • New research in the November 2000 issue of Pediatrics, Do Parents Understand Immunization? co-authored by NNii Executive Director Bruce G. Gellin, M.D., M.P.H.
  • The release of the NNii Resource Kit for health care clinicians, Communicating With Your Patient About Vaccines
  • The launch of the re-designed NNii web site,

When: 1:00 p.m. (CST), Monday, October 30

Where: Room E260 of the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Why: Most parents believe that vaccines are one of the most important ways to protect their child against serious infectious diseases and their consequences. Yet nearly one out of four parents has important misperceptions that may wrongly undermine their confidence in vaccine safety.

NNii was formed to ensure that timely, evidence-based information on immunization is available to everyone who needs it.

Who: NNii, a partnership among the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Nurses Association (ANA).