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The Impact of Disparities on Health Outcomes

February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the past and look toward the future of Black communities. It’s also a time to address persistent health disparities that continue to result in poor health outcomes among communities of color …

A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Includes Vaccination

In the US, heart disease is a leading cause of death, causing one in four deaths. To help raise awareness about the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle, American Heart Month is observed in the US each February, making it the perfect time for healthcare professionals to talk with at-risk patients about the need to stay up to date on all recommended vaccines …

Time for an Annual Flu Vaccine

Special thanks to Debra Houry, MD, MPH, acting principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for this guest blog post on the importance of annual influenza (flu) vaccination …

Why #FightFlu?

CDC recommends that everyone age 6 months and older receive an annual influenza (flu) vaccine. Yet, a recent NFID survey found that 44 percent of US adults are either unsure or do not plan to get vaccinated against flu during the 2021-2022 flu season. We asked NFID Leading By Example partners who participated in the 2021 NFID flu vaccine clinic to share their thoughts around the importance of getting vaccinated to help #FightFlu …

2021 NFID Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference: News Round-Up

Representatives from leading public health and medical organizations joined NFID at the 2021 Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference to urge everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) annually. Flu season is also a great time to stay up to date on pneumococcal vaccination, as pneumococcal disease can be a serious complication of flu …

Why Vaccinations Are Vital for Older Adults

In recognition of Healthy Aging Month, NFID and the Alliance for Aging Research (AAR)—a proud supporter of the Keep Up The Rates campaign—encourage all older adults to stay up to date on recommended vaccines and speak with their loved ones about the importance of getting vaccinated …

Getting Vaccinated Is Good for Your Heart

In honor of American Heart Month, NFID and the American Heart Association (AHA)—a proud supporter of the NFID Keep Up The Rates campaign—encourage individuals with chronic conditions to receive all of their recommended vaccines, despite delays that may have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic …

Why Adults with Heart Disease Need an Annual Flu Vaccine

In the US, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease, making it one of the leading causes of death. To help raise awareness about the importance of heart-healthy lifestyles, including annual influenza (flu) vaccination, American Heart Month is observed each February …

The Urgent Need to Build Vaccine Confidence among US Black Adults

Only 49 percent of US Black adults plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and 54 percent have received or plan to get an influenza (flu) vaccine during the 2020-2021 flu season. These findings were among the results of a new survey of US Black adults conducted by NFID to better understand beliefs about COVID-19 and flu, as well as attitudes and practices around vaccination …