William Schaffner, MD, on Vaccination Recommendations and Strategies for Implementation

In this podcast, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, speaks about recent updates to vaccination recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), including COVID-19 vaccines for children, and hepatitis B and pneumococcal disease vaccination for adults. He also talks about how to address vaccine hesitancy and build vaccine confidence. Learn more at

William Schaffner, MD, is the medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), a professor of preventive medicine in the Department of Health Policy, and a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

Since the recording of this podcast, the ACIP has updated its immunization recommendations for COVID-19 in the United States. Learn more about recent updates at