Sample Social Media Content

Use these Tweets and Facebook messages on your social media platforms to spread the word about flu prevention in your community.

Twitter: Sample Tweets

Click the share button next to each message to automatically post this message to twitter. Or copy and paste into your twitter feed to share flu vaccination messages with your followers.

General Public
  • It is not too late to get a flu vaccine. CDC recommends #flu vaccination as long as influenza viruses are circulating. https://go.usa.gov/xVngCexternal icon #FightFlu
  • While #flu vaccination is the most important way to prevent flu, flu antiviral drugs are the most important way to treat flu. https://go.usa.gov/xVnggexternal icon #FightFlu
  • As flu activity continues to spread across the U.S., take 3 steps to #FightFlu:
  1. Take time to get a flu vaccine! It’s not too late.
  2. Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
  3. Take antiviral drugs to treat flu, if prescribed to you.  https://go.usa.gov/xVng4external icon
Parents
Older Adults (Age 65+)
  • CDC recommends #flu vaccination as long as flu viruses are circulating. There are 2 flu vaccine options designed specifically for people aged 65+ years; both aim to create a better immune response. https://go.usa.gov/xVngPexternal icon
  • During most flu seasons, people aged 65+ years bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. Take these actions to protect yourself this #fluseason. https://go.usa.gov/xVn4aexternal icon
  • Did you know? Human immune defenses become weaker with age, placing some aged 65+ years at greater risk of flu related complications. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xVn4Yexternal icon
  • Are you 65+ years old and experiencing flu symptoms? Seek medical advice quickly to see whether you might need medical evaluation or treatment with antiviral drugs. More tips: https://go.usa.gov/xVn42external icon
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia is a serious flu-related complication that can cause death. CDC recommends adults aged 65+ years receive one or more pneumococcal vaccines. Talk to your doctor about which vaccines are best for you. https://go.usa.gov/xnHSaexternal icon
People with Chronic Medical Conditions
  • #Flu can make some chronic medical conditions worse, even if they are well managed. CDC recommends flu vaccination as long as flu viruses are circulating to reduce your risk of flu illness and flu-related complications. https://go.usa.gov/xVn4Wexternal icon
  • #Flu is serious and can be especially dangerous for people at high risk of flu-related complications. See if you are at high risk, and take steps to protect yourself and loved ones. https://go.usa.gov/xVn4Kexternal icon
  • The most common underlying medical conditions among children hospitalized with #flu are asthma and neurologic conditions. Learn ways to protect your kids from flu. https://go.usa.gov/xVn48external icon
  • Do you have #flu symptoms? Seek medical care promptly if you are very sick or are at high risk of flu complications. https://go.usa.gov/xVn49external icon
  • If you have #flu and are at high risk of serious flu complications, treatment with an antiviral drug can mean the difference between having a milder illness and having a very serious illness that could result in a hospital stay: https://go.usa.gov/xVn4mexternal icon
Health Care Professionals
  • Health care professionals are trusted sources of health info. Stay informed on the latest antiviral recommendations. https://go.usa.gov/xnHSWexternal icon
  • Clinicians: CDC recommends that if you suspect #flu in a severely ill or high-risk patient, don’t wait for the results of a flu test before beginning antiviral treatment. Antiviral drugs work better the earlier you begin treatment. https://go.usa.gov/xnHSWexternal icon
Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) Recommendation
  • The nasal spray vaccine, also known as FluMist®, is again recommended as a #flu vaccine option for the 2019-2020 #fluseason. See other recommendation updates for this season:  https://go.usa.gov/xVn4dexternal icon
  • For the 2019-2020 #fluseason, CDC & ACIP recommend nasal spray flu vaccine as an option for people 2 years through 49 years of age who are not pregnant. Learn more about this recommendation:  https://go.usa.gov/xVn4fexternal icon
Facebook: Sample Posts

Copy and paste into your Facebook newsfeed to share flu vaccination messages with your followers.

General Public
  • Take these 3 actions to fight flu this season:
  1. Get a flu vaccine.
  2. Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
  3. Take antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. https://go.usa.gov/xVn4Mexternal icon
  • Influenza (flu) is a serious disease that causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States each year. Here’s what to do if you or a loved one becomes sick with flu this season: https://go.usa.gov/xVn4texternal icon
  • CDC recommends flu antiviral drugs to treat illness in people who are very sick with flu and those at high risk of serious flu complications. https://go.usa.gov/xVn4uexternal icon
  • Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. It can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone and may require special diagnostic tests. Learn some of the differences between cold and flu: https://go.usa.gov/xVn4Sexternal icon
Parents
  • While flu vaccination is the most important way to prevent influenza, antiviral drugs are the most important way to treat influenza infection. Studies have shown that early treatment with a flu antiviral drug can shorten the duration of fever and illness symptoms, and can reduce the risk of serious flu complications. Protect yourself and your family against flu with these tips: https://go.usa.gov/xVn2qexternal icon
  • Flu can be a serious disease for children of all ages and lead to hospitalization or, in rare cases, death. Protect your family from flu this season. https://go.usa.gov/xVn2rexternal icon
  • Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Parents and caregivers: here’s what you need to know to protect the children in your life. https://go.usa.gov/xVn24external icon
Older Adults (Age 65+)
  • There are flu vaccine options available for people 65 years and older that aim to create a better immune response than standard flu vaccine. Learn more about high dose and adjuvanted vaccines, and how to fight flu at https://go.usa.gov/xVn29external icon
  • Are you 65 years or older and experiencing flu symptoms? Seek medical advice quickly to see whether you might need medical evaluation or treatment with antiviral drugs. https://go.usa.gov/xVn28external icon
  • During most flu seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu illness. As immune defenses become weaker with age, people in this age group are at risk of having serious flu-related complications. If you or a loved one is 65 years and older, here’s what you should know: https://go.usa.gov/xVn2Kexternal icon
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia is a serious flu-related complication that can cause death. CDC recommends adults aged 65+ years receive one or more pneumococcal vaccines. Talk to your doctor about which vaccines are best for you. https://go.usa.gov/xnHSaexternal icon
People with Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Flu can make some chronic medical conditions worse, even if they are well managed. CDC recommends flu vaccination as long as flu viruses are circulating to reduce your risk of flu illness and flu-related complications. https://go.usa.gov/xVn2Zexternal icon
  • Some people are more likely to have serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization or even death. Learn who is at high risk for flu-related complications here: https://go.usa.gov/xVn2Wexternal icon
  • Diabetes, asthma, and heart disease (even well managed) are among the most common long-term medical conditions that put people at high risk for serious flu complications. If you are at high-risk of complications from flu and have flu symptoms, seek medical care promptly as you may need antiviral treatment. https://go.usa.gov/xVn2Dexternal icon
  • The most common underlying medical conditions among children hospitalized with flu are asthma and neurologic conditions. Learn ways to protect your kids from flu. https://go.usa.gov/xVn2jexternal icon
Health Care Professionals
  • Clinicians: CDC recommends that if you suspect flu in a severely ill or high-risk patient, don’t wait for the results of a flu test before beginning antiviral treatment. Antiviral drugs work better the earlier you begin treatment; prompt action is key. https://go.usa.gov/xnHSWexternal icon
Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) Recommendation
  • LAIV, also known as FluMist®, is again recommended for use during the 2019 – 2020 season. Review additional recommendation updates for this season: https://go.usa.gov/xVn2bexternal icon
  • CDC and ACIP recommend yearly flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older as the best protection against flu. This year, nasal spray flu vaccine is again a recommended option for people 2 years through 49 years of age who are not pregnant. Learn more about this recommendation: https://go.usa.gov/xVn2Texternal icon