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Can You Tell Vaccine Facts from Fiction?

For 2021 National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), NFID created a quiz to test reader knowledge of vaccine facts and fiction. How did our readers do? Read to find out … 

How To Support Vaccination? Count The Ways …

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and the 2021 theme is Get Back on Track with Routine Vaccines, to help raise awareness about the importance of staying up to date on routine vaccinations across the lifespan …

ID News Round-Up: Vaccinology Research

From COVID-19 to new vaccines for cancer, influenza, and malaria, read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on vaccinology research …

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 …

Hindsight is 2020: Looking Back on What We Learned …

The close of 2020 provides an opportunity to reflect on what we have learned this past year about COVID-19, as viewed through the lens of the most popular blog posts and webinars from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) …

Hepatitis B: Are You At Risk?

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has developed a new campaign to raise awareness about the importance of preventing hepatitis B…

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.

Influenza Vaccination Is Critical for Patients with Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US—each year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. American Heart Month is an ideal time to raise awareness about the importance of heart-healthy lifestyle choices, including annual influenza (flu) vaccination.