Tag Archives: National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

The Recommendations, They Are A Changin’…

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended several changes to US immunization schedules during the June 2019 meeting including updates to pneumococcal, hepatitis A, HPV, and meningococcal B vaccine recommendations…

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We The People… Have The Right To Be Vaccine-Preventable Disease Free

In honor of Independence Day, NFID is celebrating the right of all individuals to be free of vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines protect not only the individual who is vaccinated, but also the community in which the individual lives…

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…

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…