Two black grandparents holding younger children in their arms
April 29, 2024

4 Ways to Address Disparities in Vaccination Rates

Despite overwhelming evidence of the benefits of vaccination against many diseases, immunization rates have historically been low among communities of color …

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Visualization of US map with vaccine vials overlaid (Firefly AI generated)
April 23, 2024

Data-Driven Approach to Increasing US Vaccine Uptake

The goal of the pilot project is to assist those on the frontlines in deploying effective approaches to public health outreach and service delivery.

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Graphic with summary of recommended childhood vaccinations
April 22, 2024

5 Things to Know about Infant Immunization

Immunization is one of the most effective ways to help protect infants from serious diseases

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February 14, 2024

Spread Love, Not Measles: Experts Alarmed by Recent Rise in Cases

Recent measles cases in the US and across the globe have alarmed public health experts and highlight the importance of measles vaccination …

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On August 23, 1973 the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases was incorporated as a non-profit Virginia corporation
December 23, 2023

5 Decades of NFID Impact and Dedication

As 2023 comes to a close, we look back at some of the remarkable accomplishments and significant moments in public health history through a round-up of blog posts celebrating the trailblazing efforts of NFID leaders and public health heroes while building momentum to face the challenges of the future …

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If you have lung disease, heart disease, or diabetes, annual flu vaccination is a critical part of your care
December 4, 2023

Complications from Flu Largely Preventable with Annual Flu Vaccine

Leading public health organizations emphasize that it’s not too late to help protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated against flu

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A flu vaccine can take flu from wild to mild. National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4 to 8
December 4, 2023

Act Today, Don’t Delay: #GetVaccinated to Help #FightFlu

With flu activity on the rise and vaccination rates lagging across the US, NFID is reminding everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against flu

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Family Thanksgiving meal at dinner table
November 19, 2023

Talking about Vaccines without Ruining the Holidays

The time to deal with vaccine misinformation is immediately. And the way to deal with it is through building connections and expressing empathy.

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Graphic illustrating people at risk for pneumococcal disease
November 9, 2023

3 Things To Know on World Pneumonia Day

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the American Lung Association encourage those who are at risk to talk with a healthcare professional about pneumococcal vaccines

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