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Measles & COVID-19: A Dangerous Combination

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it may seem odd for public health experts to be thinking about measles, but that is exactly what they are doing. Even before COVID-19, measles vaccination rates fell short of public health goals–and experts are worried about mealses outbreaks.

2020 Virtual Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research: News Round-Up

Nearly 1,500 researchers, scientists, and public health professionals from around the world participated in the first-ever virtual Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research (ACVR) sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) on June 18-19, 2020. Read highlights of top news coverage…

Father’s Day Words of Wisdom and Hope

On Father’s Day, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) celebrates all dads who protect their families against vaccine-preventable diseases. In light of COVID-19, and amid concerns about the impact of systemic racism on US public health, NFID leaders (and dads) answered this question: What is on your mind as you think about celebrating Father’s Day in 2020?

Looking to the Promise of New Vaccines

As ideal forum for collaboration and information sharing, the NFID Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research will be held virtually on June 18-19, 2020. Leading experts will discuss the latest updates and recent scientific advances in vaccine development, production, evaluation, and implementation.

Schaffner Report: Safely Navigating Outdoor Spaces During COVID-19

Summer is normally a time to enjoy the great outdoors. But in the era of COVID-19, is it safe to go to parks, beaches, pools, or other crowded places? What can individuals do to enjoy summer fun without contracting the novel coronavirus? NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO, Marla Dalton, CAE, about ways to reduce risk and enjoy outdoor summer activities in a COVID-19 environment…

Celebrating Mother’s Day in the Time of COVID-19

While it may not be possible this year to visit with family on Mother’s Day due to COVID-19 social distancing and travel restrictions, celebrations are still possible. Leaders at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) share their Mother’s Day wishes and plans…

#WashYourHands and Join the Fight Against Infectious Diseases

Held on May 5 each year, World Hand Hygiene Day is an annual observance that emphasizes the importance of handwashing in disease prevention. This year, May 5 has also been designated as  #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity organized as an emergency response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. NFID has compiled resources to encourage everyone to wash their hands to help #StopTheSpread of #COVID-19 and other infectious diseases…