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Teamwork Is the Dreamwork (in Increasing Vaccination Rates)

Research shows that strong recommendations from healthcare professionals matter in increasing vaccination rates. Special thanks to Premier Medical Associates for sharing how they emphasized what can often be an overlooked step to driving improvement in adult immunization rates, by focusing on how to make strong vaccine recommendations to patients …

Texting to Improve Health Outcomes

During the COVID-19 pandemic, routine vaccination rates declined across all age groups. Special thanks to NFID partner, VaxCare, for this guest blog post on the successful use of text messages to increase influenza (flu) vaccination rates, even during a tough season …

Time for an Annual Flu Vaccine

Special thanks to Debra Houry, MD, MPH, acting principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for this guest blog post on the importance of annual influenza (flu) vaccination …

Tips for Staying Safe This Halloween

As if Halloween weren’t scary enough, respiratory viruses can also haunt trick-or-treating traditions. Although some Halloween activities may increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza (flu), there are things you can do to help protect yourself and your family while still having fun…

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.

The Importance of Preparing for the Next Pandemic

As the US grapples with one of the worst public health crises of our lifetime, the consequences of years of underfunding US healthcare infrastructure and research and development are becoming all too clear. The infrastructure used for the COVID-19 response today is the same infrastructure that was built to address seasonal and pandemic influenza (flu) over the last two decades.

Flu Is Not Fashionable!

NFID partnered with Metropolitan Fashion Week LA to spread awareness about flu prevention as part of an annual awareness campaign

Leading By Example To Help #FightFlu & #PreventPneumo

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II led by example at the 2019 NFID Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease News Conference in Washington, DC to urge everyone age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against flu each year

Help Strike Out Flu This Season!

As part of an annual campaign to increase awareness about the importance of influenza (flu) prevention, NFID kicked off its 2019-2020 flu season awareness activities at the 8th Annual Flu Awareness Night at Nationals Park