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Show your support for prescribing and using antibiotics wisely by sharing some of the following messages through your social media channels. Below are examples of Facebook and Twitter messages, including specific messages for healthcare professionals, that you can post to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and promote appropriate prescribing and use of antibiotics.

How to use:

  • Copy and paste these social media messages. Use #BeAntibioticsAware in any messages you share.
  • Repost CDC social media messages about Be Antibiotics Aware. Visit @CDCgov, @CDC_NCEZID, and CDC’s Facebook page.

Facebook/LinkedIn/Instagram Sample Posts

  1. #BeAntibioticsAware helps #patients, caregivers, families, and #healthcare professionals improve antibiotic prescribing and use. Learn more. https://go.usa.gov/xn4GP
  2. Do you or your loved one really need #antibiotics for colds, #flu, runny noses? Visit @CDCgov’s website to find out. https://go.usa.gov/xn4GP #BeAntibioticsAware
  3. Being #antibiotics aware = knowing that antibiotics aren’t needed for most cases of #bronchitis, many #sinus infections, and some ear #infections. https://go.usa.gov/xn4GP #BeAntibioticsAware
  4. Have a #virus (cold, #flu)? You can feel better without #antibiotics. Ask your #healthcare professional about the best way to feel better while your body fights off the virus. https://go.usa.gov/xn4GP #BeAntibioticsAware
  5. When it comes to health, we all want to use the right tool for the job. Share this message and talk to your doctor or nurse about being #antibiotics aware. http://bit.ly/2Auq6Tm #BeAntibioticsAware
  6. During U.S. #AntibioticAwareness Week, #BeAntibioticsAware and learn when antibiotics are needed and when they’re not. https://go.usa.gov/xn4GP
  7. When #antibiotics aren’t needed, they won’t help you, and the side effects could still hurt you. To learn more about antibiotic use, visit https://go.usa.gov/xn4GP. #BeAntibioticsAware
  8. Providers: Give your #patients the BEST care by following #clinical guidelines when prescribing #antibiotics. https://go.usa.gov/xn4GE #BeAntibioticsAware
  9. We’re proud to be a #BeAntibioticsAware partner for U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week! Learn how you can participate: https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gm.
  10. We are antibiotics aware! During U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, check out what our organization is doing to improve antibiotic prescribing and use: https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gy. #USAAW17 #BeAntibioticsAware
  11. Patients! Don’t ask for #antibiotics for viruses, like cold and flu. Instead, get CDC info on symptom relief: https://go.usa.gov/xn4GV. #BeAntibioticsAware. #USAAW17
  12. Are you and your family antibiotics aware? Find out this U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (formerly “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”)! https://go.usa.gov/xn4GP #USAAW17
  13. Taking #antibiotics only when needed is one thing you can do to help fight antibiotic resistance. https://go.usa.gov/xn4GP #USAAW17

Twitter Sample Posts

  1. #BeAntibioticsAware helps patients, families & #healthcare professionals improve antibiotic prescribing and use. https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gp
  2. Everyone can help improve #antibiotic prescribing and use. Visit @CDCgov’s website to #BeAntibioticsAware. https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gp
  3. This #USAAW17, learn how you can #BeAntibioticsAware to protect yourself & your family. https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gp
  4. #Antibiotics don’t treat colds and #flu, or runny noses. https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gp #BeAntibioticsAware
  5. Have a cold, #flu, or runny nose? You can feel better without an antibiotic. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gp. #BeAntibioticsAware
  6. Pls RT! The best health care starts with using “The Right Tool” for the job. http://bit.ly/2Auq6Tm #BeAntibioticsAware
  7. When #antibiotics aren’t needed, they won’t help you, & the side effects could still hurt you. https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gp #BeAntibioticsAware
  8. HCPs: #BeAntibioticsAware by telling #patients why they don’t need antibiotics for a #virus. https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gd
  9. We’re proud to #BeAntibioticsAware during #USAAW17. Learn how you can participate: https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gw. #SaveABX
  10. Patients: Learn what you can do at home and at the clinic to #BeAntibioticsAware. https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gp #USAAW17
  11. Parents/caregivers: Have a sick child? Antibiotics aren’t always be the right tool. #BeAntibioticsAware: http://bit.ly/2Auq6Tm #USAAW17
  12. Without #antibiotics, treating people with #sepsis, cancer & undergoing surgery becomes much harder. https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gp #USAAW17
  13. Any time #antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects & lead to #AntibioticResistance. #BeAntibioticsAware! https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gp
  14. #USAAW17 offers many ways to encourage antibiotic prescribing & use. https://go.usa.gov/xn4Gp #BeAntibioticsAware

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