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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: Samples 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

  • Now is the time to get a #flu vaccine and protect your family before flu begins spreading in your community. CDC recommends vaccination by the end of October. https://go.usa.gov/xPTSH
  • It pays to be prepared. #Flu activity often begins to increase in October; get a #flu vaccine now for the best protection. https://go.usa.gov/xPThC
  • It takes about 2 weeks after #flu vaccination for the body to build up protection against flu. Get a #fluvax before flu begins spreading in your community! https://go.usa.gov/xPThY
  • The 2017-18 #flu season was one of the most severe in recent years; outpatient visits due to flu-like-illness were much higher than during recent, previous flu seasons. https://go.usa.gov/xPb3C
  • #FluFact: Flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. https://go.usa.gov/xPb3Y
  • Did you know? #Flu vaccination not only can prevent flu illness, but has been shown to reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalizations in adults by about 40%. https://go.usa.gov/xPb3Y
  • #FluFact: A recent study showed flu vaccination among adults reduced the risk of being admitted to an ICU with flu by 82%. https://go.usa.gov/xPb32
  • Who needs a #flu vaccine? CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPb3a
  • It’s important to get a #flu vaccine every year! Immune protection from a vaccine declines over time, so getting vaccinated every year ensures maximum protection. https://go.usa.gov/xPThY
  • Be in the know this #fluseason, and get the latest updates on flu activity in your state. Read CDC’s weekly #FluView surveillance report for details: https://go.usa.gov/xnHSq

Parents

  • Tragically, children die from flu every year; about 80% of reported pediatric flu deaths occur in children who had not received a #flu vaccine. Get your kids vaccinated today. https://go.usa.gov/xnHSC
  • A #flu vaccine is the best step to #FightFlu. In fact, flu vaccination has been shown to significantly reduce a child’s risk of dying from #flu. Get vaccinated today. https://go.usa.gov/xnHSC
  • Did you know? #Flu vaccination has been shown to reduce flu-associated deaths among healthy children by 65%. Learn more about the benefits of #flu vaccination: https://go.usa.gov/xPb35
  • #Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. #Parents and caregivers: here’s what you need to know. https://go.usa.gov/xnHSC
  • Even healthy children can get sick with flu and have serious complications. Read these #flutips about how you can help your little ones #FightFlu. https://go.usa.gov/xnHSC

Older Adults (Age 65+)

  • During most flu seasons, people 65+ years bear the greatest burden of severe #flu illness. A #flu vaccine is the most important step to #fightflu. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xRpts.
  • Did you know? Human immune defenses become weaker with age, placing adults 65+ years at high-risk of #flu complications. This year and every year, #fightflu with a flu vaccine. Learn more https://go.usa.gov/xRpts
  • There are #flu vaccine options available for people 65+ years that aim to create a better immune response than standard flu vaccine. Learn more about high dose and adjuvanted vaccines, and how to #fightflu at https://go.usa.gov/xRpts

People with Chronic Medical Conditions

  • Are you at high-risk of serious #flu complications? Adults 65+ years, pregnant women, and children younger than 5 years are at high-risk of #flu-related complications, such as pneumonia. Find out more: https://go.usa.gov/xRptu
  • #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 #fightflu. https://go.usa.gov/xRptu
  • The most common underlying medical conditions among children hospitalized with #flu are asthma and neurologic conditions. Learn more about how to protect your kids and #fightflu. https://go.usa.gov/xRptu
  • #Flu can make some chronic medical conditions worse, even if they are well managed. A flu vaccine reduces your risk of flu illness and flu-related complications. #FightFlu today! https://go.usa.gov/xRptu

Health Care Professionals

  • Clinicians: get a flu vaccine this and every #fluseason to protect yourself, your family, and your patients. Flu vaccination has been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness and potentially serious flu outcomes. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPb3p
  • ACIP recommendations for the 2018-2019 #fluseason are available! Prepare your practice to #fightflu with these updated guidelines, published in @CDCMMWR. https://go.usa.gov/xPbqu
  • In recent years, #flu vaccines have been shown to reduce flu-related illnesses by about 40% to 60% during well-matched seasons. Learn more about seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness over the years: https://go.usa.gov/xPb3w
  • #HCPs: Use this customizable email template to remind your patients to schedule their #flu vaccine appointments this #fluseason. https://go.usa.gov/xPbqa
  • Prepare your practice to #fightflu this season. This toolkit includes techniques on how to make a strong vaccine recommendation and best practices to improve vaccination rates. https://go.usa.gov/xPbqa
  • #Clinicians: Your flu vaccine recommendation can make the difference. Learn tips on how to make a strong recommendation to your patients. https://go.usa.gov/xPbqa
  • Are you prepared to #fightflu this season? Access this toolkit with resources that may be helpful for your practice: https://go.usa.gov/xPbqa
  • #Flu season is just around the corner. Make sure you’re armed with the tools you need to #fightflu using the SHARE model: https://go.usa.gov/xPbqa
  • #Pharmacists: It’s time to #fightflu. Read our pharmacist guide for tips to support conversations with your patients about #flu vaccine this season: https://go.usa.gov/xPbqa

LAIV Recommendation

  • The nasal spray vaccine, also known as FluMist®, is again recommended as a #flu vaccine option for the 2018-2019 #fluseason. See other recommendation updates for this season: https://go.usa.gov/xPbqu
  • For the 2018-2019 #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/xPb3D

Facebook: Sample Posts

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

General

  • It pays to be prepared. Flu activity often begins to increase in October, and the best way to fight flu is flu vaccination. Get a flu vaccine today! https://go.usa.gov/xPThC
  • Now is the time to get a flu vaccine and protect your family before flu begins spreading in your community. CDC recommends vaccination by the end of October. https://go.usa.gov/xPTSH
  • It takes about 2 weeks after flu vaccination for the body to build up protection against flu. Get a flu vaccine before flu begins spreading in your community! https://go.usa.gov/xPThY
  • Did you know? Flu vaccination not only can prevent flu illness, but has been shown to reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalizations in adults by about 40%. Learn more about the benefits of flu vaccination: https://go.usa.gov/xPb3Y
  • Who needs a flu vaccine? CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPb3a
  • Get the latest updates on flu activity in your state. Read CDC’s weekly FluView surveillance report for details: https://go.usa.gov/xnHSq
  • It’s as easy as 1-2-3. This season, take 3 actions to fight flu:
    1. Get a flu vaccine.
    2. Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
    3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
  • Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xRpeJ

Parents

  • Flu vaccines are not just for adults. In fact, flu vaccination has been shown to significantly reduce a child’s risk of dying from flu. Make sure your whole family is prepared for flu this season by getting everyone ages 6 months and older a flu vaccine by the end of October: https://go.usa.gov/xnHSC
  • 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/xnHSC  

Older Adults (Age 65+)

  • 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/xRpts
  • 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/xRpts

People with Chronic Medical Conditions

  • Some people are at higher risk for serious flu-related complications that can result in hospitalization or even death. Are you at high-risk? Find out more. https://go.usa.gov/xRptu
  • Diabetes, asthma, and heart disease (even when well managed) are among the most common long-term medical conditions that put people at high-risk for serious flu-related complications. A flu vaccine reduces your risk of flu illness and flu-related complications; fight flu today! https://go.usa.gov/xRptu
  • Children with neurologic disorders are at high-risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get flu. CDC recommends that children with neurologic disorders   get a flu vaccine. https://go.usa.gov/xnHSn

Health Care Professionals

  • The ACIP recommendations for the 2018-2019 flu season are now available! Prepare your practice to fight flu with these updated guidelines, published in CDC’s MMWR. https://go.usa.gov/xPbqu
  • Clinicians: Use this customizable email template to remind your patients to schedule their flu vaccine appointments this flu season. https://go.usa.gov/xPbqa
  • Prepare your practice to fight flu this season. This resource includes techniques on how to make a strong vaccine recommendation and best practices to improve vaccination rates. https://go.usa.gov/xPbqa
  • Clinicians: Your flu vaccine recommendation can make the difference. Learn tips on how to make a strong recommendation to your patients. https://go.usa.gov/xPbqa
  • Are you prepared to fight flu this season? Access this digital toolkit with resources that may be helpful for your practice: https://go.usa.gov/xPbqa

LAIV Recommendation

  • LAIV, also known as FluMist®, is again recommended for use during the 2018 – 2019 season. Review additional recommendation updates for this season: https://go.usa.gov/xPbqu
  • 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/xPb3D

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