Author Archives: nfid

Empowering Teens As Health Advocates

Improving teen engagement in their own health is key to preventing serious and deadly infectious diseases and empowering them to build healthy habits for life…


Did Not Having a Flu Shot Land Me in the Hospital?

For weeks I had been watching the news and reading heartbreaking stories about the dangers of flu this season. It never really crossed my mind that this could happen to me or that I could suffer bad complications from the flu. I always figured I was blessed with a great immune system and this was never a concern for me. Well, maybe I should have been a little more prepared…

Improving Conversations about Appropriate Antibiotic Use

Antibiotic resistance is a pressing public health issue, and together we can reduce this threat by optimizing antibiotic use and empowering ourselves to give the best care. Everyone can play a role in improving how antibiotics are prescribed and used so that these drugs are available when we need them the most.

A Forum for Cutting-Edge Vaccine Research Updates

The field of vaccinology continues to expand and innovate in basic science discovery, product development, market introduction, and adoption into immunization programs. Continual achievements are moving the field forward, with the expectation that many current, challenging diseases may become vaccine-preventable or vaccine-treatable in the near future…

Influenza Vaccination: Protecting Yourself by Protecting Your Community

When it comes to flu, it certainly is in your best interest to get vaccinated annually. But you can substantially improve your chances of protection by also promoting vaccination to all those around you. Become an advocate in your community so that everyone for whom vaccination is recommended gets vaccinated each year, not only to protect yourself, but also the community at-large.

A Heart Healthy Lifestyle Includes Adult Vaccines

Along with Valentine’s Day, February is also American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. NFID reminds those with heart disease to stay up-to-date on all recommended vaccines, especially flu, pneumococcal, Tdap, and shingles…

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…