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.
- A yearly #flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu illness. https://go.usa.gov/xRpeM #FightFlu Share on Twitter
- Take 3 actions to #fightflu: a yearly flu vaccine, everyday preventive actions & antivirals as recommended. https://go.usa.gov/xRpeJ Share on Twitter
- Flu vaccines reduce #flu illness, doctor visits, missed work & school, and flu-related hospitalizations. https://go.usa.gov/xRpeM Share on Twitter
- CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a #flu vaccine every year, by the end of October if possible. #FightFlu Share on Twitter
- Flu can be a serious illness for even healthy people. Protect yourself. Get a flu shot this season. #FightFlu Share on Twitter
- There are many #flu vaccine options for 2017-18. Talk to your doctor about which is best for you & your loved ones. https://go.usa.gov/xRpeM Share on Twitter
- CDC recommends getting your flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. #FightFlu Share on Twitter
- It takes about 2 weeks after vaccination for your body to develop an immune response to #FightFlu. https://go.usa.gov/xRpt4 Share on Twitter
- #Flu seasons are hard to predict. Protect yourself & your loved ones by getting a flu vaccine every year. Share on Twitter
- Protecting yourself from #flu also protects the people around you. #FightFlu with a flu vaccine. Share on Twitter
- #Flu vaccine is offered in many locations: doctor’s offices, clinics, health dpts & pharmacies. Find a vax near you: http://vaccine.healthmap.org/ Share on Twitter
- Flu vaccine does NOT cause flu. Flu shot side effects that may occur are: sore arm, low-grade fever, or achiness. Get a flu shot #FightFlu Share on Twitter
- #FightFlu this season: get a flu shot, take everyday preventive actions, and take antiviral drugs if prescribed. https://go.usa.gov/xRpeJ Share on Twitter
- Take everyday actions to help stop spread of #flu: stay home when sick, cover coughs & sneezes and wash hands often. https://go.usa.gov/xRptj Share on Twitter
- Take flu antiviral drugs if your dr. prescribes them—they can treat flu illness & prevent serious flu complications. https://go.usa.gov/xRpt8 Share on Twitter
- Children younger than 6 months are too young for the flu vaccine. Make sure the people around them are vaccinated. https://go.usa.gov/xRptU Share on Twitter
- #Flu vaccination is the most important action to prevent flu in your family. https://go.usa.gov/xRptp Share on Twitter
- #Flu can be serious for kids & can lead to hospitalization or death. Protect your kids w/ a flu vaccine. https://go.usa.gov/xRptX #FightFlu Share on Twitter
- Protect your child from #flu this season. Talk to your child’s doctor about getting them a flu shot. #FightFlu Share on Twitter
- People 6 months and older are recommended to get a #flu vaccine every year. https://go.usa.gov/xRptX #FightFlu Share on Twitter
- A 2014 CDC study showed flu vaccination reduced a child’s risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74%. https://go.usa.gov/xRptw Share on Twitter
- Recent @CDCFlu study: flu vaccination reduces deaths, ICU admissions, and length of hospital stays. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xRptf Share on Twitter
- Research shows flu vaccine reduced risk of flu-associated deaths by 65% in healthy children. More from @CDCgov: https://go.usa.gov/xRptG Share on Twitter
- A #flu vaccine is safe and important for your child’s health. @CDCgov & @AmerAcadPeds recommend flu vaccines for kids 6 months and older. Share on Twitter
Older Adults (Age 65+)
- People 65+ are at high risk of serious flu illness. It is very important for them to get a flu vaccine. https://go.usa.gov/xRpts Share on Twitter
- People 65+ have a few #flu vaccine options available for 2017-18. Talk to your doctor about the best option for you. https://go.usa.gov/xRpts Share on Twitter
- People 65+ usually have the greatest burden of severe flu illness. Get vaccinated! https://go.usa.gov/xRpts Share on Twitter
- DYK two #flu shot options are designed specifically for people 65+? Both aim to create a better immune https://go.usa.gov/xRpts Share on Twitter
- The high dose #flu vaccine contains 4x more antigen & helps create stronger immune response. Rec for people 65+ yrs. https://go.usa.gov/xRpts Share on Twitter
People with Chronic Medical Conditions
- Age & certain long-term health problems can put you at high risk of serious #flu complications. Get vaccinated! #FightFlu Share on Twitter
- #Flu can make some conditions worse even if well managed, incl.: Diabetes, COPD & More Share on Twitter
- #FightFlu w/ a flu vaccine! https://go.usa.gov/xRptu Share on Twitter
- DYK #flu can be more serious for people with asthma, even if their asthma is mild or well-controlled by meds? More: https://go.usa.gov/xRptJ Share on Twitter
- People with cancer are at risk of serious #flu illness. Here’s how they can #FightFlu: https://go.usa.gov/xRptS Share on Twitter
Health Care Providers
- Health care providers are trusted sources of health info. Stay informed on the latest #flu vaccine recommendations. https://go.usa.gov/xRpzc #FightFlu
- HCPs should make plans to vaccinate patients, staff & themselves against #flu. Here’s why: https://go.usa.gov/xRpzx #FightFlu
- Research shows that a health care provider recommendation for a yearly #flu vaccine is very important to patients. #FightFlu.
- Even if you do not stock #flu vaccine, you can assess your patient’s vax needs & make a strong rec for them to get a flu vaccine.
- #Flu vaccine effectiveness can vary each year, but research shows vaccination reduces severity of flu illness. More: https://go.usa.gov/xRptf (NEW CDC MAY 25 2017)
- Get a #flu vaccine to help protect yourself from flu and prevent spreading it to your family, coworkers & patients. https://go.usa.gov/xRptB
- Do your patients have Qs about the #flu vaccine? These tools can help you best inform the families you serve. https://go.usa.gov/xRpzg
Facebook: Sample Posts
Copy and paste into your Facebook newsfeed to share flu vaccination messages with your followers.
- Take these 3 actions to #FightFlu this season:
- Get a flu shot.
- Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
- Take antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
- A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important action to #FightFlu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctor visits, missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. https://go.usa.gov/xRpeM
- This fall, everyone in your family 6 months and older should get a flu shot. Get your family vaccinated against the flu by the end of October if possible. https://go.usa.gov/xRpeM
- People who live with or care for young children, people with certain chronic health conditions, or adults over 65 should get a yearly flu vaccine. Protect your loved ones from flu! https://go.usa.gov/xRpzZ #FightFlu
- You need a flu vaccine EVERY year! Flu viruses are constantly changing and flu vaccines are updated each season to protect against the viruses that research shows will be most common. More facts: https://go.usa.gov/xRpzB
- Flu vaccines are offered in many locations including doctor’s offices, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers, as well as by many employers and schools. Find a location near you offering flu vaccines. Get your flu shot by the end of October if possible. http://vaccine.healthmap.org/
- It takes two weeks after vaccination for your body to build protection against flu viruses. Since it is not possible to know exactly when the flu season will start each year, it is best to get your flu vaccine before flu viruses start to spread in your community. CDC recommends people get vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. https://go.usa.gov/xRpzK
- Anyone, even healthy people, can get flu. While most people who get flu recover in several days to less than two weeks, some people can get very sick. Learn more about flu symptoms & flu-related complications here: https://go.usa.gov/xRpzk
- The flu vaccine does not cause flu. Side effects from a flu shot can include a sore arm, low-grade fever, or achiness. If you do experience these side effects, they usually are mild and short-lived. Fight the flu and get a flu vaccine. https://go.usa.gov/xRpeM
- Help keep your family healthy this flu season by getting yourself and your children vaccinated against flu. https://go.usa.gov/xRpz9
- Flu can be a serious disease for children of all ages and lead to hospitalization or, in rare cases, death. CDC estimates that since 2010, flu-related hospitalizations in children younger than 5 years have ranged from 7,000 to 26,000 children. Protect your family from flu this season. Get your child and your entire family vaccinated to protect against flu. https://go.usa.gov/xRptX
- Give your child the power to fight flu with a yearly flu vaccine. Help keep your family healthy. Get your family vaccinated against flu.
- Parents, you have the power to protect your family from flu! Get everyone in your family 6 months and older vaccinated against flu this season. https://go.usa.gov/xRptc
- Since children younger than 6 months cannot get a flu vaccine, the best way to protect them is to make sure people around them are vaccinated against the flu. https://go.usa.gov/xRptU
Older Adults (Age 65+)
- People’s immune systems can become weaker with age, which places people 65 years and older at high risk of serious flu complications. Flu vaccination is especially important for people 65 years and older. https://go.usa.gov/xRpts
- People 65 years and older are at risk of having serious complications from the flu because human immune defenses become weaker with age. This is why two flu vaccines are specifically designed to help create a better immune response. Learn more about these options:https://go.usa.gov/xRpts
- While flu seasons can differ in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. It is estimated that between 71% and 85% of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. Between 54% and 70% of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred in people 65 years of age and older. If you or a loved one is 65 years or older, here’s what you should know: https://go.usa.gov/xRpts
- Flu vaccine options are available for people 65 years and older, but two are specifically designed to create a stronger immune response: the high dose vaccine and the adjuvant vaccine. Learn more about the flu vaccine options available this season here: https://go.usa.gov/xRpts
- One flu vaccine option for people 65 years and older this season is a high dose vaccine with four times more antigen than standard flu shots, which was more protective against flu in a large study. (Antigen prompts your body’s immune response to make antibodies.) More: https://go.usa.gov/xRpz5
People with Chronic Medical Conditions
- 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/xRptu
- 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. More info: https://go.usa.gov/xRptu
Health Care Providers
- People 65 and older are at high risk of serious flu complications and account for the majority of flu hospitalizations and deaths each year. Talk to your patients 65 and older about their risk for flu. You have the power to protect your patients this flu season by recommending a yearly flu shot to all your patients. https://go.usa.gov/xRpts
- Fact: The effectiveness of flu vaccine can vary year-to-year among different ages, risk groups, and vaccine types. However, a recent CDC study shows vaccination reduces the severity of flu illness compared to non-vaccinated populations. More details: https://go.usa.gov/xRptf
- Health care personnel who treat and care for older adults should protect themselves and protect their patients from flu viruses this season with a flu shot. https://go.usa.gov/xRptB
- Vaccinate your patients by the end of October, if possible. It is important that patients be protected before influenza season begins.
- A health care provider’s strong recommendation plays a critical role in a patient’s decision to be immunized. Please encourage your patients to get a flu shot this season.
- For the second year, LAIV, also known as FluMist® is not recommended for use. Many other flu vaccine options are available for the 2017-18 flu season: https://go.usa.gov/xRpzU
- CDC and ACIP continue to recommend annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older. (August 2017 MMWR link)
- Page last reviewed: August 15, 2017
- Page last updated: August 15, 2017
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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