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Patricia Stinchfield

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 measles outbreaks…

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…

Sharing the Gift of Health: Happy Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, NFID is celebrating mothers everywhere who protect their families from vaccine-preventable diseases. In that spirit, we asked mothers (and grandmothers) serving on the NFID Board of Directors to share their thoughts on the importance of vaccination for the whole family…

Do You Know These 10 Important Facts About Flu Prevention?

CDC recommends that all individuals 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick, prevent you from  missing work and school due to flu, prevent flu-related hospitalizations, and can also protect those around you who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness.

Prioritizing Flu Prevention: #GetVaccinated To Help #FightFlu

On September 28, 2017, NFID hosted the 2017 Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Partner organizations joined NFID to highlight the importance of annual flu vaccination for all individuals age six months and older.

Experts Answer Questions About Flu

Special thanks to Vaccinate Your Family for co-sponsoring the Flu Facebook Forum during National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), as well as those who took time to ask flu-related questions and the NFID experts (William Schaffner, MD; Walter A. Orenstein, MD; Patricia A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, CIC; Lisa S. Ipp, MD; and Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH) who provided detailed responses.

Increasing Vaccination Rates: What Nurses Can Do

Nurses make up the largest segment of healthcare professionals in the US. With more than 3 million registered nurses nationwide, we have an unrivaled ability to reach patients, families, and fellow healthcare professionals with important health messages.

2014-15 Influenza Season: A Year to Remember

Like most children’s hospitals, Children’s of MN received a high number of infectious diseases cases this flu season and sadly, four children died in our hospital of influenza this year, also a new record…They were toddlers to teens, healthy and with chronic conditions, and mostly unvaccinated.

The Importance of Vaccinating Healthcare Professionals

A special thank you to NFID Director, Patricia A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP from the Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota for this interview on the importance of vaccination for healthcare professionals. For additional tips and strategies on vaccinating healthcare professionals, attend the NFID Spring 2014 Clinical Vaccinology Course in Seattle, WA on March 21-23, 2014. To join the conversation, follow us on Twitter (@nfidvaccines) and…