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NFID

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Website: www.nfid.org
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So, taking a tip from the NFID (2008a), "You take care of everyone else.
To help encourage vaccination this year, the NFID introduced a "'leading by example" initiative that calls on health care professionals as well as community and business leaders to get vaccinated themselves as an example to their employees and colleagues.
According to NFID findings, many influenza-related myths just won't go away.
Division Chief and Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; NFID Vice President
Frieden set an example by getting his flu shot live during the press conference, which was sponsored by the NFID.
The NFID discovered that nearly two-thirds of those who chose not to have their children annually vaccinated for influenza in the past believe a healthy child doesn't need a flu vaccine.
Drugstore chain working with Families Fighting Flu, NFID as part of nationwide educational campaign
The NFID, which cosponsored the briefing with the CDC, also released the findings from its survey of 300 primary care physicians and 1,013 American consumers aged 18 years and older, which showed a distinct communication disconnect: 90% of the physicians said they discuss vaccines with their patients, but 47% of the patients couldn't recall ever discussing vaccines other than influenza with their doctors.
The NFID, which cosponsored the briefing with the CDC, also released the findings from its survey of 300 primary care physicians and 1,013 American consumers aged 18 years and older, which showed a distinct communication disconnect: Whereas 90% of the physicians said they discuss vaccines with their patients, 47% of the patients couldn't recall ever discussing vaccines other than influenza with their doctors, and one-fifth couldn't recall discussing any vaccines.
Hoven cited data from an NFID telephone survey of 2,029 adults taken in August of this year that showed that nearly 4 in 10 adult patients had never discussed the flu vaccine with their health care professional and that half of those patients who had discussed it had initiated the conversation.
The NFID Clinical Update emphasizes the urgent need for prevention steps to reduce the growing burden of C-diff infection in the population.
William Schaffner, president of the NFID, said at the press conference.