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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 …

7 Facts About HPV & Cervical Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most commonly sexually-transmitted infection in the US and is the cause of almost all cervical cancers in women. Nearly 80 million individuals in the US, most in their teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV …

Promoting Health Equity During COVID-19

Given the increased rates of vaccine hesitancy among the communities that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, health equity principles should be applied across the board to overall COVID-19 response and vaccine administration …

ID News Round-Up: #COVID-19

Only one year after the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) first emerged, the US has begun a national COVID-19 vaccination program …

Hindsight is 2020: Looking Back on What We Learned …

The close of 2020 provides an opportunity to reflect on what we have learned this past year about COVID-19, as viewed through the lens of the most popular blog posts and webinars from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) …

Flu Vaccination Is More Important Than Ever This Flu Season

The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people protected from flu—and the less likely that flu can spread, keeping people out of healthcare offices and hospitals, preserving limited medical resources to care for COVID-19 patients…

Schaffner Report: Spread Joy, Not Germs This Holiday Season

In this edition 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 ways to reduce risk during holiday season celebrations…