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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How Kids Get The Flu

Although many adults like to blame their children for giving them the flu virus, there are also ways that adults can become infected and pass on the flu to their children.

One way you might contract the flu is if you are a single parent and going on dates. Although many adults want companionship and to find someone they love, the best way to avoid the flu during the flu season is to keep your dating to online interactions only. Read this Adult Friend Finder App Review to learn if this site is a good fit for you. It may offer a good option to experience online dating, continue dating, make…


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, and an average of 100 pediatric deaths in children less than 18 years old, nearly half of whom were previously healthy. Anyone can get influenza, but infection rates are highest among children (~20-30% annually). Influenza is not the same as the “stomach flu,” which is a viral infection of the stomach and intestines that will typically goes away on its own within a few days. Influenza is spread easily from person to person; 


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.

It’s considered as a respiratory illness that’s generally caused by influenza viruses. It’s contagious.

While most cases of flu are mild to severe, there are times that it can lead to death. Flu can affect any person, regardless of age, sex, race, and health status. People who are 65 years and older are more vulnerable to it…

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