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5 Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Special thanks to Immediate Past-President Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD, for this guest blog post on key lessons learned from his years of service on the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Debunking 5 Common Health Myths

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the importance of public health, the prevalence of medical misinformation online is making it harder than ever for young people to tell the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to protecting their own health. To help equip them with reliable information, NFID and DoSomething.org launched a new campaign, Complete What’s Missing, which aims to educate young people about meningococcal disease and the importance of prevention through vaccination. Special thanks to DeNora Getachew, chief executive officer of DoSomething.org, for the guest blog post on the importance of being fully informed about ways to spot medical misinformation …

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 …

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 …