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Debunking 5 Common Health Myths

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the importance of public health, the prevalence of medical misinformation online is making it harder than ever for young people to tell the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to protecting their own health. To help equip them with reliable information, NFID and DoSomething.org launched a new campaign, Complete What’s Missing, which aims to educate young people about meningococcal disease and the importance of prevention through vaccination. Special thanks to DeNora Getachew, chief executive officer of DoSomething.org, for the guest blog post on the importance of being fully informed about ways to spot medical misinformation …

ID News Round-Up: #COVID-19 Vaccination Risks and Benefits

As COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue across the US, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and other public health experts continue to evaluate the risks and benefits of the new vaccines. Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19 vaccines and associated heart inflammation …

The Last Mile: Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

There is light at the end of the pandemic tunnel in the US, thanks to the rapid development and efficient distribution of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. We have plenty of reasons to rejoice, but a lingering and frustrating impediment to attaining nationwide herd immunity persists—continued vaccine hesitancy fueled by misinformation, especially among particular segments of the US population …

ID News Round-Up: #COVID-19 Vaccination

A nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program is currently underway in the US. Where can you get vaccinated and when? What side effects can you expect? Will COVID-19 vaccines help end the pandemic? Read recent news of interest from the world of infectious diseases, with a focus on COVID-19 vaccination …

ID News Round-Up: #COVID-19

Only one year after the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) first emerged, the US has begun a national COVID-19 vaccination program …

2020 Virtual Annual Conference On Vaccinology Research: News Round-Up

Nearly 1,500 researchers, scientists, and public health professionals from around the world participated in the first-ever virtual Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research (ACVR) sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) on June 18-19, 2020. Read highlights of top news coverage…

Help Strike Out Flu This Season!

As part of an annual campaign to increase awareness about the importance of influenza (flu) prevention, NFID kicked off its 2019-2020 flu season awareness activities at the 8th Annual Flu Awareness Night at Nationals Park

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…

The Impact of Women in Vaccinology

To recognize the impact of inspirational women in the field of vaccinology, 2019 ACVR programming on April 4, 2019, will highlight women leaders in a variety of professional settings…