Social Media Toolkit

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)​.

Why Do You Get It?
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There are lots of reasons to get a flu shot! Share why getting a flu vaccine is important to you with these social media resources.

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No One Has Time for Flu

No One Has Time for Flu is a campaign developed by the Ad Council, the American Medical Association (AMA), CDC, and the CDC Foundation. The campaign encourages Americans to get vaccinated against flu.

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I Get It

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If you or a loved one are living with a chronic condition like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, a flu shot is the best way to #FightFlu and reduce your risk of developing serious flu complications. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/chronic-conditions

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If you or a loved one are living with a chronic condition like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, a flu shot is the best way to fight flu and reduce your risk of developing serious flu complications. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/chronic-conditions

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If you or a loved one are living with a chronic condition like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, a flu shot is the best way to fight flu and reduce your risk of developing serious flu complications.

Flu & Diabetes

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People with #diabetes are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications, and flu can make it harder to control your blood sugar levels. Get a flu shot to protect yourself and #FightFlu. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/diabetes.htm

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People with #diabetes are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications, and flu can make it harder to control your blood sugar levels. Get a flu shot to protect yourself and your family from flu.  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/diabetes.htm

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People with #diabetes are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications, and flu can make it harder to control your blood sugar levels. Get a flu shot to protect yourself and #FightFlu.

Flu & Heart Disease

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#DYK: About half of adults hospitalized with flu have heart disease. Flu vaccination is especially important for people with heart disease because they are at higher risk of serious flu complications. Get a flu shot to protect yourself and #FightFlu. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/heartdisease.htm

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#DYK: About half of adults hospitalized with flu have heart disease. Flu vaccination is especially important for people with heart disease or who have had a stroke because they are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. Get a flu shot to protect yourself and your family from flu. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/heartdisease.htm

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#DYK: About half of adults hospitalized with flu have heart disease. Flu vaccination is especially important for people with heart disease or who have had a stroke because they are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. Get a flu shot to protect yourself and #FightFlu.

Flu & Asthma

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People with asthma are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications like asthma attacks or pneumonia, even if their asthma is mild or their symptoms are well-controlled by medication. Get a flu shot to protect yourself and #FightFlu. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/asthma.htm

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People with asthma are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications like asthma attacks or pneumonia, even if their asthma is mild or their symptoms are well-controlled by medication. Get a flu shot to protect yourself and your community from flu. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/asthma.htm

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People with asthma are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications like asthma attacks or pneumonia, even if their asthma is mild or their symptoms are well-controlled by medication. Get a flu shot to protect yourself and #FightFlu.

Flu & Pregnancy

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Flu can cause severe illness in pregnant people. Protect yourself and your baby with a #flu shot. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/pregnant.htm

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Flu can cause severe illness in pregnant people. Protect yourself and your baby with a flu shot. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/pregnant.htm

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Flu can cause severe illness in pregnant people. Protect yourself and your baby with a flu shot. #FightFlu

Flu Vaccine Protects Children

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#Parents: Children under 5 (especially under 2) are at higher risk of serious flu complications. Protect them with a #flu vaccine. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/children.htm

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Children under 5 (especially under 2) are at higher risk of serious flu complications. Protect them with a flu vaccine. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/children.htm

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Children under 5 (especially under 2) are at higher risk of serious flu complications. Protect them with a flu vaccine.

Flu & Older Adults

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Adults 65 years and older are at higher risk of developing serious #flu complications. Schedule your flu shot today. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/65over.htm

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Adults 65 years and older are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. Schedule your flu shot today. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/65over.htm

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Adults 65 years and older are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. Schedule your flu shot and #FightFlu.

#MaskUp, #LatherUp, #SleeveUp

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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

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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

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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 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

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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. #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

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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 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

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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 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

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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

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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 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

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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

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

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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

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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 #stopthespread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like flu. More: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm