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Use these Facebook messages and Tweets on your social media platforms to share the importance of infant immunization during National Infant Immunization Week from April 21-28, 2018.

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Invite your page’s fans to NIIW events, share photos of NIIW activities, post links to new scientific research, or use these sample posts. CDC promotes NIIW in April on its Facebook page.

Facebook Posts for Parents:

  • National Infant Immunization Week is the perfect time to learn about the vaccines your baby needs! Visit CDC’s site to learn about the 14 diseases vaccines prevent, view the latest immunization schedule, and get tips on how to comfort your baby during vaccine visits. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week! Do you know if your child is up-to-date? Quickly see when your child needs each vaccine, so you can stay on schedule and protect your baby from 14 serious diseases by age two. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/visit/birth-6-vaccine-schedule.html
  • National Infant Immunization Week is April 21-28. Keep the CDC’s childhood immunization schedule at your fingertips. Find the latest schedules at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/visit/birth-6-vaccine-schedule.html
  • You know your baby needs vaccines, but which does she need and when? During National Infant Immunization Week, take this quiz to see which vaccines your child needs for protection from 14 diseases. https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/childquiz/
  • Has your child missed on or more of his shots? It’s not too late to catch up! During National Infant Immunization Week, use this tool to find out what he needs: https://www.vacscheduler.org/index.html
  • Spreading out or skipping shots increases the chance your child will get a disease that vaccines prevent. National Infant Immunization Week is the perfect time to check CDC’s interactive immunization scheduler to see what  vaccines your child needs. www2a.cdc.gov/nip/kidstuff/newscheduler_le/
  • Can you name all 14 diseases that childhood vaccines protect against? Visit CDC’s vaccine website for parents to learn about these diseases, their symptoms, and how they are spread: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/14-diseases.html
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week! You know vaccines protect your child against diseases, but ever wonder how they work? Learn how vaccines help your child develop immunity to 14 different diseases at CDC’s vaccine website for parents. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/vaccine-decision/index.html
  • You work hard to help keep your baby safe and healthy. This includes vaccinating him on time, every time.  During National Infant Immunization Week, learn more about the steps that CDC, FDA, and vaccine manufacturers take to ensure that vaccines are safe and effective. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/vaccine-decision/index.html  
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week. Getting vaccines for your baby is important, but how do you make it less stressful? Check out these practical tips to help both you and your baby: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/visit/less-stressful.html
  • Did you know that protection from the whooping cough vaccines decreases over time? Make sure your baby receives all her whooping coughs shots on time to maintain the best level of protection.  During National Infant Immunization Week, learn more about whooping cough. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/vpd-infographics/whooping-cough.html
  • Did you know a baby’s protection against whooping cough begins before she is even born? CDC recommends every pregnant woman get the whooping cough vaccine, or Tdap, in the 27th-36th week of each pregnancy, preferably during the earlier part of this time period. This will help protect the baby until she is old enough to receive her own whooping cough vaccine at 2 months. https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/pregnant/index.html
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week! How can you protect your baby from whooping cough before he’s even born? Get the whooping cough vaccine when you are pregnant! Talk to your doctor and visit: www.cdc.gov/pertussis/pregnant.
  • Did you know that measles germs can linger in a room long after a sick person has left it? Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children. National Infant Immunization Week is the perfect time to learn more about measles and how to protect your child. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/vpd-infographics/measles.html
  • Did you know that there were over 4,600 cases of mumps reported in the United States from January to early October 2017? Before there was a vaccine, mumps was the leading cause for viral encephalitis (infection of the brain) and sudden deafness in the U.S. National Infant Immunization Week is the perfect time to learn more about mumps and how to protect your child. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/vpd-infographics/mumps.html
  • Before the chickenpox vaccine was available, about 4 million people got chickenpox in the U.S. every year. Chickenpox can be serious, especially for babies. It can lead to dehydration, pneumonia (an infection in the lungs), or swelling of the brain. Learn how you can protect your child this National Infant Immunization Week: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/varicella.html
  • How do vaccines strengthen your baby’s immune system? Learn how vaccines help your child’s immune system recognize and fight diseases: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/infographics/strengthen-baby-immune-system.html
  • The younger a baby is when infected with the hepatitis B virus, the greater his or her chance of developing chronic hepatitis B, a lifelong disease. During National Infant Immunization Week, learn why the hepatitis B vaccine is best shortly after birth: https://www.cdc.gov/features/hepatitis-b-vaccine/index.html
  • “Is it okay to delay a few of my baby’s vaccines, if I plan to get them all eventually?”
    “Does breastfeeding provide full protection against vaccine preventable diseases?”
    It’s normal to have questions about vaccines, get answers to your common questions: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/parent-questions.html

Facebook Posts for Parents in Spanish

  • La Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil es la oportunidad perfecta para informarte sobre las vacunas que tu bebé necesita. Visita el sitio web de los CDC para saber sobre las 14 enfermedades que las vacunas previenen, ver el calendario de vacunación más reciente y obtener consejos sobre cómo consolar a tu bebé durante las visitas de vacunación.  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/childhood-vaccines/index-sp.html
  • ¡Es la Semana de Inmunización Infantil! ¿Sabes si tu hijo tiene las vacunas al día? Encuentra de inmediato cuándo necesita cada vacuna para mantenerte al día y proteger a tu bebé contra 14 enfermedades graves antes de que cumpla los 2 años. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child-easyread-sp.html
  • La Semana de Inmunización Infantil es del 21 al 28 de abril. Tenga a mano el calendario de vacunación infantil de los CDC. Encuentre los calendarios más recientes en https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child-easyread-sp.html
  • Sabes que tu bebé necesita vacunas, pero ¿cuáles y cuándo? Responde este cuestionario durante la Semana de Inmunización Infantil para ver cuáles vacunas necesita tu hijo para estar protegido de 14 enfermedades. https://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/childquiz/default-sp.asp
  • ¿Puedes nombrar las 14 enfermedades contra las que protegen las vacunas infantiles? Visita el sitio web de los CDC dirigido a los padres para saber sobre estas enfermedades, sus síntomas y cómo se propagan: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/index-sp.html
  • ¡Es la Semana de Inmunización Infantil! Sabes que las vacunas protegen a tu hijo contra las enfermedades, pero ¿alguna vez te preguntaste cómo funcionan? Aprende la forma en que las vacunas ayudan a tu hijo a desarrollar la inmunidad contra 14 enfermedades diferentes en el sitio web de vacunas de los CDC, dirigido a los padres.  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/childhood-vaccines/index-sp.html
  • ¡Es la Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil! Vacunar a tu hijo es importante, pero ¿cómo lograr que sea menos estresante? Fíjate en estos consejos prácticos que te ayudarán a ti y a tu bebé: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/visit/less-stressful-sp.html
  • ¿Sabías que la protección provista por la vacuna contra la tosferina disminuye con el tiempo? Asegúrate de que tu bebé reciba todas las vacunas inyectables contra la tosferina a tiempo para mantener el mejor nivel de protección.  Durante la Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil, aprende más sobre la tosferina. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/pertussis-sp.html   
  • ¿Sabías que la protección del bebé contra la tosferina comienza aún antes de que haya nacido? Los CDC recomiendan que todas las mujeres embarazadas se apliquen la vacuna contra la tosferina, o Tdap, entre las semanas 27 y 36 de cada embarazo, preferiblemente al principio de este periodo. Esto ayudará a proteger al bebé hasta que tenga la edad suficiente para recibir su propia vacuna contra la tosferina a los dos meses. https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/pregnant/mom/index-sp.html
  • ¡Es la Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil! ¿Cómo puedes proteger a tu bebé contra la tosferina aún antes de que haya nacido? ¡Vacúnate contra la tosferina cuando estés embarazada! Habla con tu médico y visita https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/pregnant/mom/index-sp.html.
  • ¿Sabías que los microbios del sarampión pueden permanecer en una sala mucho tiempo después de que una persona enferma se haya ido de allí? El sarampión puede ser peligroso, sobre todo para los bebés y niños pequeños. La Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil es la oportunidad perfecta para aprender más sobre el sarampión y cómo proteger a tu hijo.  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/measles-sp.html
  • ¿Sabías que entre enero y principios de octubre del 2017 se notificaron más de 4600 casos de paperas en los Estados Unidos? Antes de que hubiese una vacuna, las paperas eran la causa principal de encefalitis viral (infección del cerebro) y sordera súbita en los Estados Unidos. La Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil es la oportunidad perfecta para aprender más sobre las paperas y cómo proteger a tu hijo.  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/mumps-sp.html
  • Antes de que la vacuna contra la varicela estuviera disponible, alrededor de 4 millones de personas contraían esta enfermedad cada año en los Estados Unidos. La varicela puede ser grave, especialmente para los bebés. Puede causar deshidratación, neumonía (una infección en los pulmones) o inflamación del cerebro. Aprende sobre cómo puedes proteger a tu hijo durante esta Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/varicella-sp.html
  • ¿Cómo fortalecen las vacunas el sistema inmunitario de tu bebé? Aprende sobre cómo las vacunas ayudan al sistema inmunitario de tu hijo a reconocer y combatir las enfermedades: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/infographics/strengthen-baby-immune-system-sp.html
  • Cuanta menos edad tenga el bebé al infectarse con el virus de la hepatitis B, mayor es la probabilidad de que tenga hepatitis B crónica, una enfermedad que dura toda la vida. Durante la Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil, infórmate sobre por qué la vacuna contra la hepatitis B es mejor cuando se aplica inmediatamente después del nacimiento: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/hepb-sp.html
  • “¿Está bien que retrase algunas de las vacunas de mi bebé si planeo ponérselas todas en algún momento?”
    “¿Amamantar le da al bebé protección contra las enfermedades que pueden prevenirse con vacunas?”
    Es normal tener preguntas sobre las vacunas; encuentra las respuestas a tus preguntas comunes: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/parent-questions-sp.html

Facebook Posts for Healthcare Professionals:

Twitter icon  Twitter Messages

Share ongoing updates, resources, and activities related to NIIW and infant immunization in general. Connect with other supporters and make your tweets searchable by using #NIIW and #ivax2protect in all of your tweets. Be sure to follow @CDCgov on Twitter before and during NIIW.

Tweets for Parents:

  • You’ve heard of #whoopingcough & #measles, but can you name all 14 diseases your baby’s vaccines protect against? #NIIW #ivax2protect https://go.usa.gov/xna9Y
  • Did you know protection from vaccine-preventable diseases starts before birth? Get vaccine facts! #NIIW #ivax2protect https://go.usa.gov/xna9B
  • Have you ever wondered how vaccines protect your child against diseases? Get the facts about vaccines! #NIIW #ivax2protect https://go.usa.gov/xna9d
  • Has your child missed one or more of his shots? It’s not too late to catch up! Use this tool: http://ow.ly/k5OD30g9GDl #NIIW# ivax2protect
  • You know your baby needs vaccines, but which does she need and when? Take this quiz to find out: https://go.usa.gov/xna9h #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • It’s #NIIW! Quickly see when your child needs each vaccine with CDC’s parent friendly immunization schedule. #ivax2protect https://go.usa.gov/xna9F
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week! Protect your baby from 14 serious diseases by age 2—find out how! #NIIW #ivax2protect http://go.usa.gov/4EZA
  • Spread the word about the importance of immunizations during National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28. #NIIW #ivax2protect  http://go.usa.gov/4EBQ
  • Shots can be stressful. Learn 9 ways to comfort your baby when she gets one. #NIIW #ivax2protect  https://go.usa.gov/xna9S
  • It’s normal to have questions about #vaccines. Get the facts on infant immunizations #FAQs: https://go.usa.gov/xnaG8
  • Why is #HepB vaccine best at birth? Babies who get hep B virus have a high risk of getting lifelong hepatitis B. https://go.usa.gov/xna7n
  • From Jan – early Sept 2017, there were >4400 cases of mumps in U.S. Learn how to protect your baby this #NIIW #ivax2protect: https://go.usa.gov/xnaAR
  • #Chickenpox can have serious complications & there’s no way to tell if your baby will get a serious case. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xnaAy #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • How do vaccines strengthen your baby’s immune system? Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xnaA7 #NIIW #ivax2protect

Tweets for Parents in Spanish

  • ¿Ya oíste hablar de la #tosferina y el #sarampión, pero ¿puedes nombrar las 14 enfermedades contra las cuales las vacunas protegen a tu bebé? #NIIW #vacunas https://go.usa.gov/xnuHW
  • ¿Sabías que la protección contra enfermedades prevenibles con vacunas comienza antes del nacimiento? ¡Infórmate! #NIIW #vacunas https://go.usa.gov/xnnQy
  • ¿Alguna vez te preguntaste cómo las vacunas protegen a tu hijo contra enfermedades? ¡Infórmate sobre las vacunas! #NIIW #vacunas https://go.usa.gov/xnuHW
  • Sabes que tu bebé necesita vacunas, pero ¿cuáles y cuándo? Responde las preguntas para averiguarlo: https://go.usa.gov/xnRgZ #NIIW #vacunas
  • ¡Es la Semana de Inmunización Infantil! Encuentra de inmediato cuándo tu hijo necesita cada vacuna con el calendario de vacunas de los CDC para padres. #NIIW #vacunas https://go.usa.gov/xnnQP
  • ¡Es la Semana de Inmunización Infantil! Protege a tu bebé contra 14 enfermedades graves antes de los 2 años. Averigua cómo. #NIIW #vacunas https://go.usa.gov/xnnQF
  • Las inyecciones pueden estresar. Aprende 9 formas de consolar a tu bebé cuando le apliquen una. #NIIW #vacunas https://go.usa.gov/xnvPx
  • Es normal tener preguntas sobre las #vacunas. Infórmate con las #preguntas frecuentes sobre las vacunas infantiles: https://go.usa.gov/xnnUq #NIIW
  • ¿Por qué la vacuna contra la #hepatitis B es mejor al nacer? Los bebés que contraen este virus tienen un alto riesgo de tener hepatitis B de por vida. #NIIW #vacunas https://go.usa.gov/xnnUr
  • Entre enero e inicios de sept. del 2017, hubo más de 4400 casos de paperas en EE. UU. Aprende a proteger a tu bebé: https://go.usa.gov/xnnU2 #NIIW #vacunas
  • La #varicela puede tener complicaciones graves y no hay forma de saber si tu bebé tendrá un caso serio. Infórmate más: https://go.usa.gov/xnnUb #NIIW #vacunas
  • ¿Cómo fortalecen las vacunas el sistema inmunitario de tu bebé? Infórmate más: https://go.usa.gov/xnnUj #NIIW #vacunas

Tweets for Providers:

  • National Infant Immunization Week takes place April 21-28. RT to show your support #NIIW http://go.usa.gov/4EBQ
  • It’s #NIIW! Get the parent friendly childhood immunization schedule to share with your patients’ families. https://go.usa.gov/xna9y
  • Help your patients catch up on missed vaccinations! #NIIW http://go.usa.gov/4EKj
  • Looking for effective strategies to discuss vaccines w/ parents? See tips on creating a successful dialogue. #NIIW http://go.usa.gov/4EkP
  • CDC, AAP & AAFP have updated resources about vaccines for healthcare professionals to share w/ parents. #NIIW http://go.usa.gov/4EKHl
  • Need Spanish language immunization materials for your patients? Check out CDC, AAP & AAFP’s resources. #NIIW http://go.usa.gov/4E8W
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week. Be inspired by CDC Childhood Immunization Champions. #NIIW https://go.usa.gov/xQZSx
  • Looking for ways to talk about vaccines this #NIIW? @DrNancyM_CDC shares 5 research-based strategies on @Medscape http://ow.ly/nQlo30dZSiB
  • Vaccines have the power to protect. Why do you say #ivax2protect? Hear what healthcare professionals said during #NIIW: http://goo.gl/1Tx7xw
  • To protect, to prevent, to care for little ones. Pediatricians say #ivax2protect for many reasons. What’s yours? http://goo.gl/1Tx7xw #NIIW

Tweets for Partners:

  • It’s #NIIW! Visit The CDC’s NIIW page to find all the materials to support your local efforts & events. http://go.usa.gov/4EBQ

Short Link URL Key:

Short Link URL Key for Tweets
Short Link URL
http://go.usa.gov/4EZA http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html
http://go.usa.gov/4mc3 http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/vaccine-decision/prevent-diseases.html
http://go.usa.gov/4EBB http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child.html
http://go.usa.gov/4EBQ http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html
http://go.usa.gov/4EKj http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html
http://go.usa.gov/4EKH http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/conversations/prevent-diseases/provider-resources-factsheets-infants.html
http://go.usa.gov/4EkP http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/conversations/conv-materials.html
http://go.usa.gov/4E8W http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/spanish/materials.html
http://go.usa.gov/4E8F http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/activities.html 
https://go.usa.gov/xna9Y https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/14-diseases.html
https://go.usa.gov/xna9B https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/pregnant/
https://go.usa.gov/xQZSx https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/champions/profiles-2018.html
https://go.usa.gov/xna9y https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html
https://go.usa.gov/xna9d https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/vaccine-decision/index.html
https://go.usa.gov/xna9F to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/visit/birth-6-vaccine-schedule.html
https://go.usa.gov/xna9S https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/visit/less-stressful.html
https://go.usa.gov/xna9h https://www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/childquiz/
https://go.usa.gov/xna7n https://www.cdc.gov/features/hepatitis-b-vaccine/index.html
https://go.usa.gov/xna7w http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/vpd-infographics/measles.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnaAR http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/vpd-infographics/mumps.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnaAy https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/varicella.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnaA7 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/infographics/strengthen-baby-immune-system.html
http://ow.ly/k5OD30g9GDl https://www.vacscheduler.org/index.html
http://goo.gl/1Tx7xw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bCWoYaOUiU&list=PL807F3A190A32DF2E&index=12
http://ow.ly/nQlo30dZSiB http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/882865?src=par_cdc_stm_mscpedt&faf=1

Spanish Short Link URL Key:

Spanish Short Link URL Key
Short Link URL
https://go.usa.gov/xnuHW https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/childhood-vaccines/index-sp.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnnQF https://www.cdc.gov/spanish/especialesCDC/BebesVacunas/
https://go.usa.gov/xnnQy https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/pregnant/mom/index-sp.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnRgZ https://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/childquiz/default-sp.asp
https://go.usa.gov/xnnQP https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child-easyread-sp.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnnUq https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/parent-questions-sp.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnnUr https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/hepb-sp.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnnU2 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/mumps-sp.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnnUb https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/varicella-sp.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnnUj https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/infographics/strengthen-baby-immune-system-sp.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnyXv https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/index-sp.html
https://go.usa.gov/xnvPx https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/visit/less-stressful-sp.html
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