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Schaffner Report: Keep Up The Rates

NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO Marla Dalton, CAE, about Keep Up The Rates, a national campaign focused on encouraging all individuals to receive recommended vaccines that may have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Schaffner Report: Safely Navigating Outdoor Spaces During COVID-19

Summer is normally a time to enjoy the great outdoors. But in the era of COVID-19, is it safe to go to parks, beaches, pools, or other crowded places? What can individuals do to enjoy summer fun without contracting the novel coronavirus? NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO, Marla Dalton, CAE, about ways to reduce risk and enjoy outdoor summer activities in a COVID-19 environment…

Schaffner Report: Hepatitis Edition

NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO, Marla Dalton, CAE, about the differences between hepatitis A, B, and C and steps that individuals can take to help protect themselves

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…

Schaffner Report: #COVID-19 Face Masks

Citing recent studies on asymptomatic transmission, CDC recommends that the general public wear cloth face coverings in public settings like grocery stores and pharmacies, where social distancing may be hard to maintain. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD discusses the rationale for the updated guidance and what the public should know about wearing face masks…

Schaffner Report: Coronavirus Special Edition

As the number of reported cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, US public health officials are ramping up preparedness response efforts at the local, state, and national levels, including quarantines and travel restrictions. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD discusses steps that both the public and healthcare professionals can take…

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

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…

ID News Round-Up: Measles

Despite having eliminated measles in the US nearly two decades ago, the US is once again seeing record-setting cases of the vaccine-preventable disease. The number of measles cases reported in the US this year reached 1,001 on June 5, 2019. This is the largest number of measles cases reported in the US since the last major outbreak in 1994…