A Leading Advocate for Childhood Influenza Immunization

About Us

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) leads the coalition of more than 30 of the nation’s leading public health, medical, patient, and parent groups to help protect children from influenza. These organizations individually are committed to protecting children’s health and encouraging sustained wellness, and together with “one strong voice,” as the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (CIIC), seek to address and increase low influenza immunization rates among children.

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Our Mission

CIIC was established in 2007 to protect infants, children, and adolescents from influenza by communicating with “one strong voice” the need to make influenza immunization a national health priority. NFID is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1973 dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases.

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From Our Blog

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10 Reasons to be Vaccinated

The best way to protect your family from influenza (flu) is to get everyone in your household vaccinated. Even the healthiest child who’s never had seasonal influenza is at risk and needs to be vaccinated. It’s that simple…..


Flu Facts

Influenza, also called the flu, is a contagious viral infection of the nose and throat. Influenza is a serious illness that leads to approximately 20,000 hospitalizations, most in children younger than 5 years of age,….


Influenza Life Cycle

The National Flu Vaccination Week is an event focused on promoting national awareness on the importance and benefits of getting vaccinated against influenza. In 2020, it’ll be observed from December 6 to 12.

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