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National Immunization Awareness Month

Why Do You Choose to #GetVaccinated?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual observance to highlight the importance of disease prevention through vaccination across the lifespan. Special thanks to Meaghan for sharing her story about the importance of getting vaccinated to help protect those who cannot.

Key Actions To Promote Vaccine Acceptance

There has been a global campaign of misinformation, driven by social media, that has led many parents to refuse vaccines for their families. Refusing vaccination puts both their own children and their communities at-risk…

Back To School: Keeping Students Healthy & Ready To Learn

For students and their families, back to school preparation often includes completing emergency contact forms, gathering school supplies, and getting used to a new school schedule. Ensuring that students are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases is also critical to keeping them healthy and ready to learn…

Immunization Challenges on College Campuses

Based on living conditions and social behaviors, college students are at higher risk for certain infections. While the risks are clear, there are challenges to ensuring this population is up-to-date on recommended vaccines…

The Power to Protect Yourself & Your Family

During National Immunization Awareness Month, NFID will share information and resources on social media to highlight the importance of vaccines across the lifespan. Help us spread the word in 3 easy ways…

Time To Talk About HPV!

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are safe and effective in preventing certain types of cancers, but for many preteens and teens, having the talk with their parents about preventing a sexually transmitted infection can be awkward. New campaign helps start the conversation…

Vaccines Are Not Just for Babies

Unity recently released the results of a national survey of parents of teens, teens, and healthcare providers underscoring that misperceptions about preventive health and vaccines may contribute to under-vaccination of teens. While a vast majority of parents and teens believe it is important for all teens to be vaccinated, in reality teen vaccination rates are lower than they should be…

6 Tips To Increase Healthcare Professional Vaccination Rates

Immunization is an essential component of disease prevention and control. Preventing healthcare-associated transmission of infectious diseases protects patients, healthcare professionals, their families, and their communities. Those who work directly with patients or handle materials that may spread infection should be vaccinated in order to reduce the chances of acquiring or spreading vaccine-preventable diseases…

Vaccination Nation

From the moment we become parents, we work to keep our children’s environment safe. We child-proof our homes and make sure poisons and dangerous objects are secured wherever our kids spend time. But we aren’t always as diligent about making sure the community spaces where our children learn and play are protected from threats we can’t see, like infectious diseases…

Why On-Time Vaccination Is So Important

As a mother, I’m certainly thinking about all the things I can do to keep my family safe and healthy for the upcoming school year. As a pediatrician, I also know that this is the perfect time of year to remind parents that on-time vaccination is the best way to protect infants, young children, and teens against 16 serious and potentially deadly diseases.