Tag Archives: William Schaffner

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…

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Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Vaccine-Preventable Disease Outbreaks?

Vaccines save lives; there is simply no question about it. Decades of evidence and scientific studies support this fact. So why are we facing a potential epidemic of vaccine-preventable diseases?

Most US Adults Unaware of the Dangers of Flu for Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions

Know anyone with heart disease? Did you know their risk of a heart attack increases by up to 10 times in the days and weeks following acute influenza (flu) infection? If you did not know, you are certainly not alone. A new national survey commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) found that less […]

Hepatitis B: Are You at Risk?

Did you know that in the US, two out of three people living with chronic hepatitis B do not know they are infected but can still spread the virus…

#GetVaccinated to Help #FightFlu and #PreventPneumo

US Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH joined medical/public health leaders at the annual NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference on September 27, 2018 to discuss the importance of preventing influenza (flu) and pneumococcal disease and to encourage all individuals age 6 months and older to get vaccinated against flu every year. Adams was joined by […]

Prioritizing Flu Prevention: #GetVaccinated To Help #FightFlu

On September 28, 2017, NFID hosted the 2017 Annual Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Partner organizations joined NFID to highlight the importance of annual flu vaccination for all individuals age six months and older.

World Hepatitis Day: Are Your Teens Protected?

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and is often caused by a virus. There are several types of hepatitis viruses but in the US, the most common types are Hepatitis A, B, and C. Millions are living with viral hepatitis but most do not know they are infected. People can live with chronic hepatitis for decades without having symptoms. Two vaccines are currently available to help prevent viral hepatitis in adolescents…