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Press Releases / 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY

NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT’S TERRORISM PREPARDNESS TASK FORCE IS CO-HOSTING A MULTI-AGENCY PRESENATION ON SMALLPOX VACCINATION PROGRAMS

On Wednesday March 12, 2003 at 9:30 a.m., the New York City Fire Department will be co-hosting a presentation along with Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the New York City Office of Emergency Management on smallpox vaccination programs. The topic will be United States Military and Israel’s experiences with a pre-event smallpox vaccination program and will be conducted by top military officials from the United States and Israel. This multi-agency presentation will allow city agencies an opportunity to come together and share strategies as we confront challenges and move forward with new initiatives.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Colonel John Graberstein, R.Ph., Ph.D., Deputy Director of Clinical Operation, Military Vaccine Agency of the U.S. Army Medical Command/Army Surgeon General’s Office, Joshua Shemer, M.D., the former Director General of Ministry of Health in Israel, and the former Surgeon General of the Israeli Defense Forces. Members of the FDNY Terrorism Preparedness Taskforce, Multi-agency personnel who are involved in the administration of a small pox vaccination programs in City agencies and hospitals.

WHAT:

Presentation to City Agency Leaders on Lessons Learned from Recent Smallpox Vaccination Programs in United States Military and Israel

WHERE:

Greater New York Hospital Association Conference Center
555 West 57th Street 15 Floor

WHEN:

Wednesday March 10, 2003 9:30am

NO MEDIA RISERS AVAILABLE


Contact: Francis X. Gribbon/Amanda Schmidt (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

No. 10-03

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