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Building Vaccine Confidence: A Marathon, Not A Sprint

Building vaccine confidence is a marathon, not a sprint, which requires a focus on the behavioral aspects of immunization. Special thanks to Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, of the Yale Institute for Global Health for this guest blog post on the important lessons learned from COVID-19 vaccination …

Evaluating Vaccine Safety

As new vaccines for COVID-19 are rolled out, and booster and eligibility recommendations expand, now is an opportune time to highlight the multiple, robust, transparent systems that apply to all vaccines … 

Inspired to Protect through Disease Prevention

Special thanks to NFID President Patricia (Patsy) A. Stinchfield RN, MS, CPNP, for this guest blog post about the experiences that have driven her to devote her 45-year nursing career to the prevention of infectious diseases and her priorities as NFID president …

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) …

Schaffner Report: COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

The US has taken another big step forward in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with vaccines now approved for children age 6 months and older. Many parents and healthcare professionals (HCPs) have been eagerly anticipating this development, while others may still be on the fence. In this final episode of the Schaffner Report, William Schaffner, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO Marla Dalton, CAE, about the implications for parents and HCPs alike …

ID News Round-Up: COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

US health officials are predicting a new wave of COVID-19 infections in the fall, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new guidance on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19 prevention and treatment …

ID News Round-Up: Additional COVID-19 Boosters

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for adults age 50 years and older and certain individuals who have undergone solid organ transplants or who have other conditions that weaken their immune systems. Soon after, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance to reflect the expanded eligibility. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19 booster doses …

Schaffner Report: Facing the Mask Question Head On

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated COVID-19 guidance on masking and launched a new tool to help communities decide what prevention measures to take based on the latest data. In this episode of the Schaffner Report, William Schaffner, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO Marla Dalton, CAE, about current masking guidance, COVID-19 community levels, and whether we should continue wearing masks …

ID News Round-Up: To Mask or Not To Mask?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance on masking. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19 and a new tool (COVID-19 Community Level) to determine appropriate prevention steps based on the latest data …

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 …