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The Importance of Vaccination for Women of All Ages

Women’s health is always an important topic, and it is especially top of mind during the month of May, as we celebrate Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week. NFID and the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) discuss the importance of vaccination for women of all ages, including those that may have been skipped during the COVID-19 pandemic …

Closing Vaccination Gaps in Communities of Color

In recognition of National Minority Health Month, NFID and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF)—a proud supporter of the NFID Keep Up The Rates campaign—encourage all partners to promote vaccination among communities of color across the US …

Schaffner Report: New COVID-19 Vaccine and Other ACIP Updates

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently held two important meetings to review data on vaccines for influenza, hepatitis, pneumococcal disease, shingles, and other diseases, and to approve the new Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Marla Dalton, executive director and CEO of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), talks with NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, about the significance of these meetings for healthcare professionals and the public …

Black History Month: Vaccine Voices for COVID-19 Vaccine Choices

As we continue to tackle health equity issues, it is important to be open to embracing new partners and creating new champions. Although highlighting the contributions of Black scientists during Black History Month is important, addressing health equity can and should be done anytime and anywhere …

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 …

Protecting Those Who Have Served on Veterans Day

As the US recognizes Veterans Day this week, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) encourage veterans and their families to receive recommended vaccines that may have been delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Schaffner Report: Keep Up The Rates

NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO Marla Dalton, CAE, about Keep Up The Rates, a national campaign focused on encouraging all individuals to receive recommended vaccines that may have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

#COVID-19 & Routine Vaccinations: What Parents Need To Know

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) highlights the importance of protecting children age 2 years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases. In the midst of the current #COVID-19 pandemic, keeping up with recommended vaccines can be challenging for parents and healthcare professionals alike. But we should not be so distracted by COVID-19 that we neglect our general health.

Immunization Challenges on College Campuses

Based on living conditions and social behaviors, college students are at higher risk for certain infections. While the risks are clear, there are challenges to ensuring this population is up-to-date on recommended vaccines…