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Walter Orenstein

Changes and Challenges in the Healthcare Profession

In celebration of inspirational public health heroes, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is honoring three outstanding individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to public health. Support the NFID mission and help honor the 2021 awardees …

Father’s Day Words Of Wisdom And Hope

On Father’s Day, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) celebrates all dads who protect their families against vaccine-preventable diseases. In light of COVID-19, and amid concerns about the impact of systemic racism on US public health, NFID leaders (and dads) answered this question: What is on your mind as you think about celebrating Father’s Day in 2020?

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…

Sharing New Research on Vaccinology

Leading global experts will share cutting-edge research on addressing vaccine hesitancy and new vaccines to prevent Zika, dengue, influenza, and antimicrobial resistance in Baltimore at the NFID 2019 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research…

Influenza Vaccination: Protecting Yourself by Protecting Your Community

When it comes to flu, it certainly is in your best interest to get vaccinated annually. But you can substantially improve your chances of protection by also promoting vaccination to all those around you. Become an advocate in your community so that everyone for whom vaccination is recommended gets vaccinated each year, not only to protect yourself, but also the community at-large.

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.

Influenza Vaccines for All Ages

It seems not everyone has gotten the message about influenza vaccines, so once again: everyone age six months and older needs an annual influenza vaccine. We have more than enough vaccine supply and many types of influenza vaccines available. There is at least one, and usually multiple options, available for every one of us. Vaccination is the key to influenza prevention for everyone.

The 2016 Oscars of Infectious Diseases

The infectious disease community recently celebrated three heroes at the 2016 NFID Awards Dinner, also known as the ‘Oscars’ of Infectious Diseases. Past awardee Anthony S. Fauci, MD, presented Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD with the 2016 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, Robert E. Black, MD, MPH was presented the 2016 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award by Mathuram Santosham, MD, MPH, and Larry K. Pickering, MD received the 2016 John P. Utz Leadership Award from NFID President-Elect Walter A. Orenstein, MD.