May 15, 2022

Patricia Whitley-Williams getting vaccinated

In December 2021, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) conducted a survey assessing US Black adult (age 18-49 years) knowledge and attitudes toward influenza (flu) and COVID-19 vaccination, including changes since the prior flu season as well as a deeper look into the factors that influence vaccine uptake among younger adults. In March-April 2022, NFID conducted consultations with organizations with deep connections to US Black audiences, to inform them about the survey results and NFID efforts to elevate the importance of flu vaccines among this population, obtain feedback, and discuss potential collaboration.

By leveraging the results of surveys, NFID is working in collaboration with partner organizations to develop targeted communications to help raise awareness of the importance of disease prevention and treatment, and to increase vaccination rates among US Black adults.