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Celebrating #WomenInScience

March is Women’s History Month, a perfect time to celebrate the vital role that women play in science and public health. To celebrate and honor these achievements, NFID will host an inspiring panel discussion featuring influential Women Leaders in Vaccinology sharing stories about their career paths, successes, and lessons learned while addressing obstacles faced, at the online 2022 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research …

Schaffner Report: Facing the Mask Question Head On

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated COVID-19 guidance on masking and launched a new tool to help communities decide what prevention measures to take based on the latest data. In this episode of the Schaffner Report, William Schaffner, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO Marla Dalton, CAE, about current masking guidance, COVID-19 community levels, and whether we should continue wearing masks …

ID News Round-Up: To Mask or Not To Mask?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance on masking. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19 and a new tool (COVID-19 Community Level) to determine appropriate prevention steps based on the latest data …

Short on Time?

Coadministration of COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as other recommended vaccines is safe and convenient. Help spread awareness with these resources …

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 …

Now Is the Time to Address the Threat of RSV

Although many are not familiar with it, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of hospitalization in infants and a major cause of hospitalization and death among adults age 65 years and older in the US …

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 …

ID News Round-Up: COVID-19 Boosters, Tests, Masks, and a New Subvariant

A new subvariant of Omicron has been detected, and public health experts continue to evaluate long-term strategies for curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19 and what you should know about the new subvariant, at-home tests, masks, and how to tell the difference between COVID-19 symptoms and other respiratory illnesses …

Schaffner Report: Insights on Updated COVID-19 Guidance

With the Omicron variant on the rise and ongoing changes in public health guidance as the science evolves, it is not surprising that there are many questions about what to do to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In this episode of the Schaffner Report, William Schaffner, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), talks with NFID Executive Director & CEO Marla Dalton about the latest guidance around COVID-19 vaccine booster doses, masks, quarantine, and testing, as well as the rationale for the recommendations.

Top 5 Webinar Resources to Increase Vaccination Rates

From COVID-19 updates to new vaccination recommendations, NFID webinars provide healthcare professionals with timely information and practical strategies to help increase vaccination rates. Read on for the top 5 NFID webinars from 2021, all of which are available on-demand, at no cost …

Your Support Helps NFID Reach Millions …

With the holiday season in full swing and the year coming to an end, we have been looking back on 2021 and reflecting on what the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) accomplished with the help of our donors and partners …