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Dec 10, 2013, 06:45 ET

New National Survey: Many Understand Importance Of Annual Flu Vaccination, But Misperceptions Hinder Flu Prevention & Treatment Efforts

 A new study found that while most U.S. adults understand flu is serious (93%) and highly contagious (87%) and know the importance of annual...

Sep 26, 2013, 10:00 ET
Howard K. Koh, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, led by example and got his flu vaccination at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases news conference. Public health officials and medical experts encourage everyone six months and older to get vaccinated to protect themselves and those around them against influenza.  (PRNewsFoto/National Foundation for Infectious Diseases)

Flu Vaccination Coverage on the Rise; Health Officials Urge Continued Vigilance

More children than ever are getting vaccinated to protect against influenza, according to new data announced by U.S. health officials at a news...

Sep 24, 2013, 12:29 ET

Influenza Outlook 2013-2014: Preparing the Nation for Flu Season

 Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, Anne Schuchat, MD, (RADM, USPHS),...

Sep 17, 2013, 11:53 ET

Influenza Outlook 2013-2014: Preparing the Nation for Flu Season

 Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, Anne Schuchat, MD, (RADM, USPHS),...

Apr 22, 2013, 07:30 ET

16th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases will host the 16th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, April 22-24, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency...

Apr 15, 2013, 10:00 ET

Millions Of US Teens May Be Missing Out On Annual Medical Checkups[1],[2] And The Opportunity To Be Screened For Health Risks[3]

Approximately one-third of teens may be missing annual checkups at a time of risk-taking and exploration, according to data from the US Department...

Apr 09, 2013, 11:07 ET

Millions of US Teens May Be Missing Out on Annual Medical Checkups[1],[2] and the Opportunity To Be Screened for Health Risks[3]

***NEWS BRIEFING ALERT*** Approximately one-third of teens may be missing annual checkups at a time of risk-taking and exploration,...

Jan 10, 2013, 09:56 ET

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Names New Executive Director

 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) board of directors named Marla Dalton, PE, CAE, to serve as its new executive director....

Dec 11, 2012, 08:03 ET
Visit FluFacts.com/coloringbook to find out: Are You a Flu Fighter?.  (PRNewsFoto/National Foundation for Infectious Diseases)

Are You That Guy? Campaign Helps Kids Say "No!" to Spreading the Flu

 Every year, flu season arrives and with it comes fevers, aches, chills, and extreme fatigue. Influenza (the flu) affects people of all ages,...

Nov 15, 2012, 13:42 ET

Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Rates Improve, but More Work Needed to Protect All Children

 While pediatric influenza vaccination rates in the United States have increased considerably over the past five years, a new report issued by...

Sep 27, 2012, 10:00 ET
Howard K. Koh, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Gets Flu Vaccine at a National Foundation for Infectious Diseases News Conference.  (PRNewsFoto/National Foundation for Infectious Diseases)

2012 Flu Outlook: Unpredictable Season, but Plenty of Vaccine Available

Public health officials and medical experts practiced what they preach by getting vaccinated against influenza during a National Foundation for...

Jun 05, 2012, 08:00 ET

Webinar: Health Experts Provide Update on Current Infectious Disease Threats

The following is being released by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: WHAT:  An expert update and perspectives on...

May 04, 2012, 14:00 ET

15th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases will host the 15th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, May 7–9, 2012, at the Hyatt...

Jan 25, 2012, 11:17 ET

NFID to Host 15th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases will host the 15th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, May 7–9, 2012, at the Hyatt...

Jan 23, 2012, 16:04 ET
Search "FluFACTS" on Facebook to test your flu knowledge.  (PRNewsFoto/National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and The Emily Post Institute)

Don't Be "That Guy": Remember Flu Etiquette

During flu season, when fever, aches, and chills hit, it is easy to forget one's manners.  A recent survey of more than 1,000 Americans found...

Dec 05, 2011, 12:14 ET

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Supports 2011 National Influenza Vaccination Week

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in highlighting the importance of...

Sep 21, 2011, 10:00 ET

2011 Flu Outlook: More Options, More Availability and More Americans Getting Vaccinated

The latest data on immunization rates and findings from a national consumer survey indicate positive trends in protection against influenza in the...

Jan 25, 2011, 08:00 ET
Think it's the flu? Learn about the Are You That Guy? campaign at www.nfid.org.  (PRNewsFoto/National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID))

Are You Ready to Face 'That Guy' This Flu Season?

Have you ever ventured out of the house, gone to a business meeting or traveled by air when you thought you might have the flu? If you answered...

Dec 03, 2010, 13:00 ET

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Statement in Support of National Influenza Vaccination Week/Families Vaccination Day

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) annual observance of...

Nov 17, 2010, 13:10 ET

CDC Unveils New Adult Vaccination Rates; nfid Surveys Illuminate Barriers to Vaccine Uptake

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adults remain largely unvaccinated against preventable infectious...

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