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CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2017-18 Flu Season

CDC’s seasonal flu vaccination campaign materials are available to assist partners in communicating about the importance of vaccination.  This digital toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web assets, and media prep material.  This material is downloadable, shareable, and some of the material is customizable.

Important Dates & Events

  • November 7 – Join the Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call on November 7 from 2-3pm ET. During the call, subject matter experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and CDC will highlight critical information about this year’s flu season, and discuss strategies primary care providers and medical subspecialists can use to improve flu prevention and control in children.
  • November 6-11 – CDC will host a blog-a-thon, encouraging partners to blog and post on their websites about the importance of flu vaccine. This year, CDC will focus our post on encouraging providers to make a strong flu vaccine recommendation to patients and arming them with the information they need to respond to questions about flu season and the available vaccines. The blog-a-thon will kick off on CDC’s Public Health Matters blog on November 6.
  • December 3-9National Influenza Vaccination Week

Print Ready Materials

The following print-ready material may be downloaded, copied, and distributed without alteration free of charge.

Messages to Share

Sample Newsletter Messages

Click the “More Messages” button below to get sample outreach messages for your organization’s newsletter, website, or partner networks.
Blurb 1: 2017-2018 Flu Vaccination Campaign
The 2017-18 seasonal influenza vaccination campaign will kick off September 28, 2017, with a press conference hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) in partnership with CDC. Tune in at 10:00 am ET to hear about influenza from CDC and NFID’S panel of experts.

More Messages

Social Media Images & Messages

Share the flu vaccination images and messages below online or on social media. Click the links below to images to download and click to “more messages” button for a full list of social media messages to share throughout the season.

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Sample Social Media Messages

Click the “More Messages” button below to get sample Twitter and Facebook flu prevention messages to share on your organization’s social media channels.
A yearly #flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu illness. #FightFlu http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

More Messages

Animated You Have the Power to Fight Flu

Animated Get Vaccinated. Fight Flu.

Fight Flu Animated Image

Add a Fight Flu Facebook Frame to Your Profile

Fight Flu Facebook Frame

You can add a Fight Flu frame to your profile picture to show your support. To add a frame:

  1. Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
  2. Search “CDC” to find the frame.
  3. Select a frame from the menu
  4. Click Use as Profile Picture to save

Web Resources

CDC has provided buttons and badges for public use. Place the graphic in the way that works best for your web site.

Fight Flu 300x250

Get your family vaccinated. FightFlu

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Vaccinate your patients.

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Keep your family strong. Vaccinate. Fight Flu.

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Keep your family strong. Vaccinate. Fight Flu.


Flu Vaccine Finder

The Flu Vaccine Finder locates flu vaccine clinics near you. Simply enter your zip code or city and state to find mapped locations of flu vaccine clinics.


Digital Events

CDC Blog-a-thon

CDC Blog-a-thon

CDC Blog-a-thon

During the second week of November (6-11), CDC will host a blog-a-thon focused on health care providers, and encouraging providers to make a strong flu vaccine recommendation to patients.  The blog-a-thon will kick off on CDC’s Public Health Matters blog on November 6.

CDC is encouraging partners to blog and post on their websites about the importance of flu vaccine. 

To participate in the blog-a-thon, write your own post on the importance of flu vaccination and the role health care providers play in ensuring their patients are protected from flu. Copy the blog-a-thon badge to include with your post, and share your blog link on social media (be sure to tag

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