NFID provides accurate, up-to-date educational information for the public and healthcare professionals about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases and has become a trusted resource among the media. The newsroom includes links to recent news and events, blogs, news conferences, press releases, and public service announcements.
While the childhood immunization program has been largely successful in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases in the US, this same widespread success has not been achieved with adult vaccinations. Adult vaccination rates remain low, and this lack of protection results in more deaths each year than traffic accidents, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS. Adults prioritize pediatric immunizations for their children and grandchildren; however, they often fail to protect themselves. To reverse this trend, better education is needed about the impact of adult diseases and the benefits of vaccination.
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