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Pneumococcal Disease

Protecting Adults Against Pneumococcal Disease

In the US, pneumococcal pneumonia causes approximately 150,000 hospitalizations each year, and about 1 in 20 individuals who get pneumococcal pneumonia will die. Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines, many US adults remain unvaccinated. NFID has developed new tools and resources to raise awareness about the importance of prevention through vaccination …

Keep Up The Rates To Help #PreventPneumo

World Pneumonia Day, held on November 12 each year, is focused on raising awareness of the burden of pneumonia and the importance of prevention and treatment of the serious disease. In the US, pneumococcal pneumonia causes at least 150,000 hospitalizations each year. About 1 in 20 individuals who get pneumococcal pneumonia will die and the death rate is higher in those age 65 years and older …

Schaffner Report: New COVID-19 Vaccine and Other ACIP Updates

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently held two important meetings to review data on vaccines for influenza, hepatitis, pneumococcal disease, shingles, and other diseases, and to approve the new Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Marla Dalton, executive director and CEO of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), talks with NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, about the significance of these meetings for healthcare professionals and the public …

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

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…

Protecting Their Families: Dads Who #GetVaccinated

On Father’s Day, NFID celebrates dads who protect their families against vaccine-preventable diseases. We asked fathers (and grandfathers) among the NFID leadership to share their thoughts on the importance of vaccination for the entire family…