2022 NIVW Digital Media Toolkit
From December 5-9, 2022 we will be observing National Influenza Vaccination Week, reminding everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to get a flu vaccine. Included below are CDC’s NIVW resources, vaccination messages, and activities you can use to share key flu information with your networks.
- Social Media Content: Use our suggested Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn copy to spread the word. Schedule content to remind your networks about the importance of flu vaccination throughout the week. Use #FightFlu to join the conversation all week long and tag us at @CDCFlu on Twitter!
- Shareable Assets: Share why you get an annual flu vaccine and encourage others to do the same with customizable photo frames and social Story templates.
- Template Matte Release
- Sample Newsletter Blurb: Include our sample copy in your email newsletter or other communications to let others know about NIVW and the upcoming activities.
- Patient Reminder Messages: Remind patients at your practice to get their annual flu vaccine by sharing these messages through your patient portal or other reminders.
- Printable Poster & Flyer
We hope you will join us this year as we encourage everyone—especially children and others at higher risk—to protect themselves and their loved ones from flu this season by getting a flu vaccine.
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is an annual observance in December to remind everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications, including young children. Millions of children get sick with flu every year, and thousands will be hospitalized as a result.
Since flu viruses are constantly changing and protection from vaccination decreases over time, getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to prevent flu. Flu vaccines are the only vaccines that protect against flu and are proven to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
Together, we can use NIVW as a nationwide call to action to encourage everyone 6 months and older to get their annual flu shot, especially young children and others at higher risk. The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people are protected from flu.
|It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week. Get your child a flu vaccine and reduce their risk of flu and its potentially serious complications. Talk to their doctor about getting them vaccinated today.|
|DYK that children younger than 5 are at higher risk of developing serious flu related complications? It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, and there’s still time to help protect children from flu by getting them a flu vaccine.|
|Every year thousands of children are hospitalized with flu. This National Influenza Vaccination Week help reduce your child’s risk by getting them a flu vaccine.|
|Parents: Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. That’s why it’s important to make sure your child has gotten a flu vaccine this season. This National Influenza Vaccination Week talk to their doctor about getting them vaccinated and fight flu.|
|National Influenza Vaccination Week is your reminder that there’s still time to get a flu vaccine. Protect yourself from serious flu illness. Get a flu vaccine and fight flu.|
|It’s the season for family, but also for flu. National Influenza Vaccination Week is your reminder that there’s still time to get a flu vaccine and fight flu. Protect yourself and the ones you love from flu illness. Get a flu vaccine today.|
|National Influenza Vaccination Week is a reminder to get a flu vaccine. Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your community against flu illness. Together we can fight flu.|
|National Influenza Vaccination Week is a reminder that there’s still time to get a flu shot. It’s the best way to protect yourself from flu during pregnancy and protect your baby after birth when they are too young to get vaccinated.|
|National Influenza Vaccination Week is your reminder that there’s still time to get a flu shot. It’s the best protection against flu. People 65 years and older should get a preferred flu shot, if available.|
|People living with a chronic condition like heart disease, asthma, or diabetes should get a flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week if they haven’t already. 9 out of 10 adults hospitalized with flu have at least one underlying medical condition.|
National Influenza Vaccination Week is a critical opportunity to remind everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to protect themselves and their loved ones from flu this flu season by getting their annual flu vaccine if they have not already. Currently, flu activity is elevated across the country, so this week will serve to remind people that there is still time to benefit from the first and most important action in preventing flu illness and potentially serious flu complications: get a flu vaccine today.
Patient portal reminder for general patients:
Have you received your annual flu vaccine yet? There’s still time! Every flu season is different, but flu always has the potential to cause serious illness, which is why vaccination is important. Call our office at [PHONE NUMBER] to schedule your vaccine today!
Patient portal reminder for pediatrician offices:
Has your child received their annual flu vaccine yet? There’s still time! Every year flu puts thousands of children in the hospital. A flu vaccine gives children 6 months and up extra strength to fight flu. Call our office at [PHONE NUMBER] to schedule their vaccine today!