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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…

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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…

The 2019 Oscars of Infectious Diseases: An Evening of Inspiration

On May 9, 2019, the stars of the infectious disease community joined NFID to honor three distinguished public health heroes: Jeremy Farrar, FRS, Anne A. Gershon, MD, and Richard E. Besser, MD…

Sharing the Gift of Health: Happy Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, NFID is celebrating mothers everywhere who protect their families from vaccine-preventable diseases. In that spirit, we asked mothers (and grandmothers) serving on the NFID Board of Directors to share their thoughts on the importance of vaccination for the whole family…

Measles Outbreaks: Reinforcing the Importance of National Infant Immunization Week

April 27-May 4, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week, recognizing the impact of vaccines on improving public health…

2019 Annual Conference on Vaccine Research: News Round-Up

NFID recently hosted the 2019 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research in Baltimore, MD, drawing more than 250 researchers and healthcare professionals from around the world to share cutting-edge research…

Hope For The Future: Teens Choosing To #GetVaccinated

This year, we all have a reason to take heart. The current generation of teens are an empowered group, and the choices they are making about their health give parents hope for the future…