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Influenza

Don’t Be A Dreaded Spreader!

Recent news reports show high influenza (flu) activity across the US. NFID urges everyone age 6 months and older to take 3 important steps to #FightFlu and avoid spreading (flu) to others…

Year in Review: Reflecting on 2018 News Stories

NFID has compiled the top five important infectious disease stories of 2018, highlighting developments in disease prevention and treatment and the importance of timely vaccination across the lifespan…

Alexa, Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

Last year, 185 children in the US died from influenza (flu) infections or related complications. And like many seasons before, almost 80% of those children who died did not get a flu shot…

‘Tis The Season To Be Thankful (For Vaccines!)

As the holiday season approaches, many will prepare to gather with family and friends to celebrate and give thanks. People with diabetes are more susceptible to contagious illnesses, so pre-holiday visits are an opportune time to educate patients and promote vaccination…

The Impact of Pharmacists as Frontline Immunizers

While 46 states currently allow pharmacists to administer all recommended vaccines and all 50 states allow flu vaccines to be given, many states continue to place barriers between patients and pharmacists as immunizers, primarily by age and/or prescription restrictions…

ID News Round-Up

Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases: Scientists studied flu cases in more than 600 cities and towns around the US—and found where flu season lasts the longest: According to new research published in Science, in more densely populated cities, influenza (flu) season is typically longer and more persistent than it is in small towns. Researchers looked at…

100 Years Later: Preparing for the Next Influenza Pandemic

Each September, during National Preparedness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with 3,000 global, national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public health institutions, supports emergency preparedness efforts and encourages individuals to take action before, during, and after an emergency. The goal is to ensure that every community in the US is prepared…