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Hilleman Awardees: Where Are They Now?

Maurice R. Hilleman, PhD inspired many individuals in their respective journeys to improve public health. As a tribute to his lifetime achievements, NFID created the Maurice R. Hilleman Early-Stage Career Investigator Award which recognizes promising scientists in the early stages of their careers in any field of vaccinology.

NFID reached out to six recent Hilleman awardees to find out where their careers have taken them. Here’s a look at where they are now…

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1 in 3 adults will get shingles (herpes zoster)

9 Important Things To Know About Shingles Vaccination

Nine important updates on shingles (herpes zoster) vaccination…

Top 5 ‘Infectious’ News Stories of 2017

2017 featured continued activity in the world of infectious diseases – from hepatitis A outbreaks nationally, to an increased focus on antibiotic resistance across the globe. Read the top 5 infectious disease stories of 2017…

Happy New Year: 2017 NFID Highlights By The Numbers

As we reflect on the outstanding impact of our accomplishments during 2017, we thank all of our supporters for their generous donations of time and money which allowed us to reach millions across the US and around the world in the fight against infectious diseases…

9 Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis A & B

In the US, an estimated 850,000-2.2 million individuals are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus and each year, approximately 30,000-50,000 cases of hepatitis A occur. New cases of hepatitis B infection in the US had been decreasing until recently; however, in recent years, acute cases of hepatitis B have increased and there have been several outbreaks of hepatitis A.

#FightFluChat Highlights

View highlights of the 2017 #FightFluChat on Twitter that included a discussion of the impact of influenza (flu), prevention strategies including the importance of annual vaccination, as well as flu vaccines specifically designed to increase immunity in older adults age 65 years and older. Messaging reinforced the CDC recommendation for everyone age six months and older to get vaccinated annually.

Protecting Your Children’s Health Through the Holidays

With winter known as the season for colds and flu, and also whooping cough, it’s important as a mom of four to put my cape on and hone in on protecting my little beings. Like many children, my kids get vaccinated for various illnesses, but did you know that adults should get their Tdap booster vaccine too in order to prevent whooping cough?