Flu Awareness Night @ Washington Nationals

How will you celebrate Independence Day? For some, it’s about wearing red, white, and blue and heading to a local fireworks show. For others, it’s a time to focus on the importance of freedom from vaccine-preventable diseases. And with disease outbreaks currently at an all-time high, reminding others of the importance of vaccination is more important than ever. Just […]

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A special thank you to Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH, Director of the Tennessee Immunization Program at the Tennessee Department of Health, for this interview on the importance of proper vaccine storage and handling. For additional tips and strategies on vaccine storage and handling, register to attend the NFID Fall 2014 Clinical Vaccinology Course in Houston, TX on November […]

Richard H. Beigi, MD

Special thanks to Richard H. Beigi, MD, associate professor of reproductive sciences in the Department of OB/GYN/RS at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, for this guest post on the importance of vaccination from a father’s perspective. Father’s Day is usually a time to sit back, enjoy the June weather, and spend time with family. But […]

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Special thanks to Jaime L. Taylor, DO, adolescent medicine fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) for this guest post on increasing adolescent vaccination rates. As discussed by vaccine researchers from across the US at the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting in Austin, TX last month, adolescent vaccination […]

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Last week, more than 300 pharmacists and physicians gathered to discuss the importance of antimicrobial stewardship at the 2014 MAD-ID Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Stewardship represents a key effort to ensure that the correct antibiotics are used only when needed, in the proper doses, for the correct amount of time. Infections caused by superbugs […]

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Vaccines are one of the greatest public health accomplishments. They have saved tens of millions of lives since their introduction and have led to the elimination, or near-elimination, of numerous infectious diseases. However, in recent years, vaccination rates have decreased and many of the diseases close to elimination are now making a comeback. Some attribute the high number of vaccine-preventable […]

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Recent outbreaks of serogroup B meningococcal disease on US college campuses have heightened awareness about the lack of licensed vaccines in the US to protect against this serious and sometimes fatal infection. The increased focus on the challenges of facing this unpredictable disease and the need for an effective and timely public health response when outbreaks occur, led […]

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