Daily Archives: March 21, 2019

Tips for a Healthy and Memorable Spring Break Adventure

Looking for a warm escape after the gnawing cold of this year’s bitter winter? Before you head out on an adventure, you need to consider whether your vacation destination puts you at risk for any infectious diseases…

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Public Health Heroes: Improving Opportunities for Healthier Lives

The start of the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009 was a time of great fear and uncertainty—a new potential pandemic during a period of political transition…

Vaccines Are Not Just for Babies

Unity recently released the results of a national survey of parents of teens, teens, and healthcare providers underscoring that misperceptions about preventive health and vaccines may contribute to under-vaccination of teens. While a vast majority of parents and teens believe it is important for all teens to be vaccinated, in reality teen vaccination rates are lower than they should be…

Catching Up on Summer Reading

Summer has finally arrived! No matter how you’re planning to spend it, summer provides the perfect opportunity to catch up on the piles of reading you’ve put off all winter. Looking for ideas? Read on for suggested NFID resources to consider, including complimentary webinars and recent NFID News blog posts: 2017 Annual Conference on Vaccine […]

Vaccine Lessons Learned in Three Short Stories

Special thanks to Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics and Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for sharing her acceptance speech for the 2016 Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology, delivered by William Schaffner, MD at the 2016 NFID Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.

National Patient Safety Week: Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance

With a focus on increasing awareness of patient safety among healthcare professionals and consumers, National Patient Safety Awareness Week provides an opportunity to highlight an issue that affects more than 700,000 patients each year—healthcare-associated infections.

Protecting Those Who Protect

Immunizations are an essential component of disease prevention and control. Preventing healthcare-associated transmission of infectious diseases protects patients, HCPs, their families, and their communities.