Social Media Toolkit

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CDC encourages partner organizations to use these messages on their social media platforms to encourage flu vaccination among English-speaking audiences. For these social media messages for Spanish-speaking audiences, visit: CDC Flu Social Media Toolkit (Spanish)​.

Roll your #SleeveUp to #FightFlu
Roll your sleeve up to fight flu.

Encourage your followers on social media to roll their sleeves up for an annual flu vaccine by featuring photos of yourself and others in a #SleeveUp frame getting a flu vaccine or showing off a bandage after getting a flu vaccine.

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No One Has Time for Flu
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The Ad Council, the American Medical Association (AMA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation launched a new campaign, No One Has Time for Flu, to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against flu. A campaign toolkit, including prepared social media messages and graphics, radio and television PSAs, and more now available.

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#MaskUp, #LatherUp, #SleeveUp

Facebook Sample Message

Getting a flu vaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save scarce medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. Prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses:

  • Mask Up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.
  • Lather Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Sleeve Up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flu shot.

The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people protected from flu. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html

Twitter Sample Message

Getting a #fluvaccine is more important than ever.
Help prevent the spread of #flu:

#MaskUp
#LatherUp your hands w/ soap & water
Roll your #SleeveUp for a flu vaccine

The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people protected! Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html

Instagram Sample Message

Getting a #fluvaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting #flu and help save scarce medical resources needed to care for people with #COVID19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season.

Prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses.

#MaskUp: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.

#LatherUp: Wash hands frequently with soap and water.

#SleeveUp: Roll up your sleeve to get a flu shot.

The more people vaccinated against #flu, the more people protected from flu. Learn more: cdc.gov/flu

#FightFlu #FluSeason #PublicHealth

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Protect Each Other

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Getting a flu vaccine this year is more important as ever. Flu vaccine not only can help protect you and your loved ones, but also help reduce the strain on hospitals and healthcare systems: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html

Twitter Sample Message

Getting a #flu vaccine this year is more important as ever. #Fluvaccine not only can help protect you and your loved ones, but also help reduce the strain on hospitals and healthcare systems: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html

Protecting Essential Workers

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This fall and winter, getting a flu vaccine is especially important for essential workers who are vital to keeping our communities going. Essential workers may be at higher risk of being exposed to flu and COVID-19. The more people vaccinated; the more people are protected against flu: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm

Twitter Sample Message

Essential workers may be at a higher risk of being exposed to #flu and #COVID19. Protect yourself and your community from flu by getting a #fluvaccine. The more people vaccinated; the more people protected. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm

Instagram Sample Message

This fall and winter, getting a #fluvaccine is especially important for essential workers who are vital to keeping our communities going. Essential workers may be at higher risk of being exposed to #flu and #COVID19. The more people vaccinated; the more people are protected against flu: cdc.gov/flu

#FightFlu #SleeveUp #FluSeason #PublicHealth

Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever.

Facebook Sample Message

Getting your flu vaccine is more important than ever this year. Flu vaccine helps to protect you and your loved ones from flu and can also reduce the burden on hospitals and healthcare systems. Learn more about flu vaccine benefits:  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm

Twitter Sample Message

Getting your #flu vaccine is more important than ever this year. #Fluvaccine helps to protect you and your loved ones from flu and helps to reduce the burden of flu on hospitals and healthcare systems. Learn more about flu vaccine benefits:  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm

Instagram Sample Message

Getting your #fluvaccine is more important than ever this year. Flu vaccine helps to protect you and your loved ones from flu and helps to reduce the burden of flu on hospitals and healthcare systems. Learn more about flu vaccine benefits:  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm

#fightflu #publichealth

Protect Yourself & Your Family

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Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Flu vaccine can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, hospitalizations and has been shown to be life-saving. Fight flu and get vaccinated today! Learn more:  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm

Twitter Sample Message

Everyone 6 months and older should get a #flu vaccine every season. Flu vaccine can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, hospitalizations and has been shown to be life-saving. #FightFlu and get vaccinated today! Learn more:  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm

Flu Vaccine Misconceptions

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A 2018 study showed that among adults hospitalized with flu, vaccinated patients were 59% less likely to be admitted to the ICU than those who had not been vaccinated. Protect yourself and your loved ones from flu and its potentially serious complications. Learn more about the benefits of flu vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm

Twitter Sample Message

A 2018 study showed that among adults hospitalized with #flu, vaccinated patients were 59% less likely to be admitted to the ICU than those who had not been vaccinated. Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting vaccinated. More: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm

Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Hospitalizations/Adults

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A 2018 study showed that among adults hospitalized with flu, vaccinated patients were 59% less likely to be admitted to the ICU than those who had not been vaccinated. Protect yourself and your loved ones from flu and its potentially serious complications. Learn more about the benefits of flu vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm

Twitter Sample Message

A 2018 study showed that among adults hospitalized with #flu, vaccinated patients were 59% less likely to be admitted to the ICU than those who had not been vaccinated. Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting vaccinated. More: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm

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Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Hospitalizations/Children

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Flu vaccine is the best way to protect your child and family from potentially serious complications from flu. A new CDC study finds that among children ages 6 months through 17 years, flu vaccination reduced risk of being hospitalized for flu by 41% and risk of having a flu-related emergency department visit by half during the 2018-19 flu season. Schedule an appointment for your child’s flu vaccine today. ​https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm

Twitter Sample Message

New CDC study found children age 6 mos–17 yrs who had gotten #fluvaccine were half as likely to end up in the emergency department from flu than those who had not been vaccinated. Learn more:​ https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-benefits.htm​

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Flu Complications – Cardiac Disease

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A new CDC study that looked at more than 80,000 U.S. adults hospitalized with flu from 2010 through 2018 found that sudden heart complications had occurred in one out of every eight patients. Get a flu vaccine to reduce the risk of flu complications including sudden onset of cardiac disease: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html

Twitter Sample Message

A new CDC study of more than 80,000 U.S. adults hospitalized with #flu from 2010 through 2018 found sudden heart complications occurred in 1 in 8 patients. Get a #fluvaccine to reduce the risk of flu complications like sudden onset of cardiac disease: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html

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Flu Vaccine Protects Children

Facebook Sample Message

Flu vaccine is the best way to protect your child against flu and its potentially serious complications. Children younger than 5 years old, especially those younger than 2, are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications. What parents need to know about flu and flu vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/parents.htm

Twitter Sample Message

#Parents: Flu vaccine is the best way to protect your child against #flu. Children younger than 5 years old, especially those younger than 2, are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications. What you need to know this flu season: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/parents.htm

Instagram Sample Message

Flu vaccine is the best way to protect your child against #flu and its potentially serious complications. Children younger than 5 years old, especially those younger than 2, are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications. What parents need to know about flu and #fluvaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/parents.htm

#FightFlu #PublicHealth #Parenting

Flu Complications for those with Chronic Conditions

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Most people who get sick with flu will have mild illness, however, flu can make chronic health problems worse. Flu vaccine is the best protection from flu and its potentially serious complications. Find out what groups of people are at high risk for complications: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/index.htm

Twitter Sample Message

Flu can make chronic health problems worse. #Fluvaccine is the best protection from #flu and its potentially serious complications. Find out what groups of people are at high risk for complications: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/index.htm

Flu and Pregnant Women

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Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make #pregnant women more prone to severe illness from #flu. Flu vaccine can be given safely during pregnancy and CDC recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated during any trimester of their pregnancy. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/pregnant.htm

Twitter Sample Message

Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make #pregnant women more prone to severe illness from #flu. CDC recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated during any trimester of their pregnancy. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/pregnant.htm

Instagram Sample Message

Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make #pregnant women more prone to severe illness from #flu. Flu vaccine can be given safely during #pregnancy and CDC recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated during any trimester of their pregnancy. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/pregnant.htm #FightFlu #PublicHealth

Flu and Older Adults

Facebook Sample Message

Adults 65 years and older are at high risk for developing serious complication from flu. In recent years, flu vaccines have reduced the risk of flu-associated hospitalizations among older adults by about 40%. Learn more about the different flu vaccines recommended for adults 65 years and older this season: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/65over.htm

Twitter Sample Message

In recent years, #flu vaccines have reduced the risk of flu-associated hospitalizations among older adults by about 40%. Learn more about the different flu vaccines recommended for adults 65+ this season: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/65over.htm

Instagram Sample Message

Adults 65 years and older are at high risk for developing serious complication from #flu. In recent years, flu vaccines have reduced the risk of flu-associated hospitalizations among older adults by about 40%. Learn more about the different flu vaccines recommended for adults 65 years and older this season: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/65over.htm #FightFlu #PublicHealth

Flu and Diabetes

Facebook Sample Message

Even when well-managed, diabetes places people at high risk of developing serious flu complications. Flu illness can also make it harder to control blood sugar. Getting a flu vaccine is the best protection against flu and its potentially serious complications for people with diabetes. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/diabetes.htm

Twitter Sample Message

Even when well-managed, #diabetes places people at high risk of developing serious #flu complications. Getting a flu vaccine is the best protection against flu and its potentially serious complications for people with diabetes. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/diabetes.htm

Instagram Sample Message

Even when well-managed, diabetes places people at high risk of developing serious #flu complications. Flu illness can also make it harder to control blood sugar. Getting a flu vaccine is the best protection against flu and its potentially serious complications for people with diabetes. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/diabetes.htm

#FightFlu #PublicHealth

Flu and Heart Disease

Facebook Sample Message

Among adults hospitalized with flu during the 2018-2019 flu season, about half had heart disease. If you have heart disease, or have had a stroke, it is especially important that you get a flu vaccine every flu season to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/heartdisease.htm

Twitter Sample Message

Among adults hospitalized with #flu during the 2018-2019 flu season, about half had #heartdisease. If you have heart disease, or have had a #stroke, it is especially important that you get a flu vaccine every flu season. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/heartdisease.htm

Instagram Sample Message

Among adults hospitalized with #flu during the 2018-2019 flu season, about half had #heartdisease. If you have heart disease, or have had a #stroke, it is especially important that you get a flu vaccine every flu season to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications. Learn : https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/heartdisease.htm #FightFlu #PublicHealth

Flu and Asthma

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Asthma is the most common medical condition among children hospitalized with flu and one of the more common medical conditions among adults hospitalized with flu. Getting a flu vaccine every season is the best protection against flu. Learn more about flu and asthma: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/asthma.htm

Twitter Sample Message

Asthma is the most common medical condition among children hospitalized with flu and a common medical condition among adults hospitalized with flu. Getting a #fluvaccine every season is the best protection against flu. Learn more about #flu and #asthma: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/asthma.htm

Instagram Sample Message

Asthma is the most common medical condition among children hospitalized with flu and one of the more common medical conditions among adults hospitalized with flu. Getting a flu vaccine every season is the best protection against flu. Learn more about #flu and #asthma: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/asthma.htm

#FightFlu #PublicHealth

How Flu Spreads

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Did you know? Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk and can spread up to others up to 6 feet away. Learn more about how flu spreads: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm

Twitter Sample Message

DYK? #Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk and can spread to others up to 6 feet away. Learn more about how flu spreads: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm

Everyday Preventive Actions

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The best way to prevent flu is to get vaccinated, but healthy habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like flu. Learn more about how healthy habits help prevent flu: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm

Twitter Sample Message

The best way to prevent #flu is to get vaccinated, but healthy habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help #stopthespread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like flu. More: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm