CDC Invites Web Dialogue on National Response to H1N1 Pandemic Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) welcomes public discussion via the Internet in regard to a voluntary vaccination program for H1N1 pandemic flu. A series of public engagement meetings have taken place around the United States this month in preparation for the vaccine that will become available in mid-October.  Members of the public can now also provide their input via a Web site,

WebDialogue registrants are expected to participate on both days of the two-day dialogue. They must be willing to complete a pre- and post-knowledge survey, respond to a poll on the second day, and provide feedback through an evaluation at the conclusion of the dialogue.

The Web site will be open to accept comments from 9 a.m. ET on the first day until 12 p.m. ET on the second day. Facilitators will be on hand to keep the conversation going and CDC experts will help answer technical questions.

The days are Wednesday and Thursday August 26-27, 2009 Monday and Tuesday August 31 and September 1, 2009.