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Use or customize these messages on your social media platforms to share the importance of infant immunization during the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week, April 27-May 4, 2019.

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Invite your page’s followers 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.

  • 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. https://go.usa.gov/xEspJExternal
  • In 2019, we are celebrating 25 years of helping families learn about the importance of on-time immunization. To learn more about how vaccines protect your child at every age, visit https://go.usa.gov/xEsd4External
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week! Do you know if your child is up to date on vaccinations? 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://go.usa.gov/xEsdZExternal
  • 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://go.usa.gov/xEsdNExternal
  • Babies are born with an immune system that can fight most germs. But there are some dangerous diseases their bodies can’t handle. Vaccines help their bodies fight off some of these germs. Learn more in CDC’s new video about “How Vaccines Work” at https://bit.ly/2W0wT13External.
  • In CDC’s new “How Vaccines Work” video, find out how vaccines help babies fight infections by strengthening their immune systems. https://bit.ly/2HpKScqExternal
  • What should you expect when your little one gets vaccinated? While babies may experience some discomfort immediately after receiving vaccinations, it’s important to remember the pain is temporary, while the protection is long term. In CDC’s latest “How Vaccines Work” video, learn from Jack and his parents about what to expect. https://bit.ly/2O4MiL1External
  • Wonder how your baby’s vaccines are tested, licensed, added to the recommended schedule and monitored? Watch this video to learn the journey of a vaccine from the laboratory to the doctor’s office. https://bit.ly/2F8x9WgExternal
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week! Pregnant? Getting your whooping cough vaccine in your 3rd trimester helps protect your baby from the start. To learn more, watch https://bit.ly/2VYAWuvExternal.
  • You know your baby needs vaccines, but which does she need and when? During National Infant Immunization Week, use this tool to see which vaccines your child needs for protection from 14 diseases. https://go.usa.gov/xEsGAExternal
  • Spreading out or skipping shots increases the chance your child will get a disease that vaccines prevent. Check out these 6 reasons why you should vaccinate your child according to CDC’s recommended schedule: https://go.usa.gov/xEsAWExternal
  • 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://go.usa.gov/xEsAkExternal
  • In 2019, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week. https://go.usa.gov/xEsAEExternal
  • Learn more about how vaccines work to keep your child healthy; watch https://bit.ly/2W0wT13External.
  • You work hard to help keep your baby safe and healthy. This includes vaccinating him on time, every time. During National Infant Immunization Week, watch a video to learn about the steps that CDC, FDA, and vaccine manufacturers take to ensure that vaccines are safe and effective. https://bit.ly/2F8x9WgExternal
  • How do vaccines strengthen your baby’s immune system? Learn how vaccines help your child’s immune system recognize and fight diseases: https://go.usa.gov/xEss4External
  • 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: https://go.usa.gov/xEssKExternal
  • 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://go.usa.gov/xEss8External
  • 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. https://go.usa.gov/xEssnExternal
  • Did you know that more than 6,300 cases of mumps were reported in the United States in 2016? 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. https://go.usa.gov/xEssUExternal
  • 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://go.usa.gov/xEssV External
  • 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://go.usa.gov/xEssfExternal
  • “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://go.usa.gov/xEsss External
  • En el 2019 estamos celebrando 25 años en los que hemos ayudado a las familias a conocer la importancia de vacunarse a tiempo. Para informarte más sobre cómo las vacunas protegen a tu hijo en todas las edades, consulta https://go.usa.gov/xEFEpExternal.
  • En el 2019, estamos celebrando el aniversario número 25 de la Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil. https://go.usa.gov/xEFEpExternal.
  • La Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil es entre el 27 de abril y el 4 de mayo. Ten a mano el calendario de vacunación infantil de los CDC. Encuentra los calendarios más recientes aquí: https://go.usa.gov/xEFEpExternal.
  • ¿Estás embarazada? Puedes proteger a tu bebé incluso antes de que nazca. La vacunación a tiempo es la clave para que tu hijo tenga una vida saludable. Para informarte más, consulta https://go.usa.gov/xEFEtExternal.
  • ¿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 el momento perfecto para aprender más sobre el sarampión y cómo proteger a tu hijo. https://go.usa.gov/xEFEJExternal
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week! Want to improve your vaccine conversations with parents? Parents feel more comfortable choosing to vaccinate if you take time to answer their questions and share your positive, personal experiences with vaccines. CDC has resources to help. https://go.usa.gov/xEssMExternal
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week! All staff in pediatric practices play a role in supporting parents’ decisions to vaccinate. Find resources to create a culture of immunization within your practice. https://go.usa.gov/xEsstExternal
  • National Infant Immunization Week is April 27-May 4. Do you need materials in Spanish for your patients?  CDC has information about each vaccine-preventable disease. https://go.usa.gov/xEssJ External
  • Do you spend a lot of time talking to parents about vaccines?  CDC, AAP, and AAFP have resources to help you talk with parents about vaccines. Check them out during National Infant Immunization Week—April 27-May 4, 2019. https://go.usa.gov/xEsshExternal
  • Clinicians: CDC recently launched a video for parents that takes viewers on the journey of a childhood vaccine from development through safety monitoring after a vaccine is licensed and introduced in the population. The 5-minute video explains the three phases of clinical trials, vaccine manufacturing, and how a vaccine is added to the U.S. recommended immunization schedule. Please share the video with parents and link to it from your website and social media channels. https://bit.ly/2F8x9WgExternal
  • National Infant Immunization Week is a great time to share how vaccines have the power to protect little ones. See why pediatricians and parents say #ivax2protect: http://goo.gl/1Tx7xwExternal
  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week! Looking for best practices for talking about vaccines? CDC’s NCIRD Director, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, shares 5 research-based strategies to help you improve your vaccine conversations with parents: https://wb.md/2rh5j2AExternal

Social_round_twitter  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.

  • It’s National Infant Immunization Week! Protect your baby from 14 serious diseases by age 2—find out how! http://go.usa.gov/xEspJExternal #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • Spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during National Infant Immunization Week, April 27-May 4. https://go.usa.gov/xEsAEExternal #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • Your baby’s immune system may be strong and can fight thousands of germs every day, but they can’t fight off all of them on their own. That’s where #vaccines come in. Join Jack and his parents as we explore #HowVaccinesWork. https://bit.ly/2W0wT13External #ivax2protect
  • In CDC’s new #HowVaccinesWork video, join baby Jack and his parents to learn how vaccines help babies fight infections by strengthening their immune systems. https://bit.ly/2HpKScqExternal #ivax2protect
  • #Parents: While your little ones may feel discomfort after getting vaccinated, the pain is temporary, and the protection is long term. In CDC’s newest #HowVaccinesWork video, learn from Jack and his parents about what to expect. https://bit.ly/2O4MiL1External #ivax2protect
  • Check out 6 reasons why you should vaccinate your child on time: https://go.usa.gov/xEsAWExternal #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • You’ve heard of #whoopingcough and #measles, but can you name all 14 diseases your baby’s vaccines protect against? https://go.usa.gov/xna9YExternal#NIIW #ivax2protect
  • Pregnant? On-time vaccination will keep your baby healthy. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xEsHDExternal #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • You know your baby needs vaccines, but which does she need and when? Use this tool to find out: https://go.usa.gov/xEsGAExternal. #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • Shots can be stressful. Learn 9 ways to comfort your baby when she gets one. https://go.usa.gov/xEssKExternal #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • It’s normal to have questions about #vaccines. Get the facts on infant immunizations #FAQs: https://go.usa.gov/xnaG8External #ivax2protect
  • #Pregnant? Vaccines help protect you and your baby against serious diseases. Learn more https://go.usa.gov/xEsHDExternal #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • Why is #HepB vaccine best at birth? Babies who get hepatitis B virus have a high risk of getting lifelong hepatitis B. Vaccination early in life is an important first step to protecting your baby against a deadly disease. https://go.usa.gov/xna7nExternal#NIIW #ivax2protect
  • #Chickenpox can have serious complications and there’s no way to tell if your baby will get a serious case. Learn more about chickenpox and the #vaccine to prevent it: https://go.usa.gov/xnaAyExternal #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • How do vaccines strengthen your baby’s immune system? Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xEss4External #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • Did you know that it take years to develop a #vaccine? Watch how childhood vaccines are developed, approved, manufactured, and monitored in this video. https://bit.ly/2F8x9WgExternal #immunization #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • ¿Estás embarazada? La vacunación a tiempo mantendrá a tu bebé sano. Infórmate más: https://go.usa.gov/xEFEtExternal #ivax2protect
  • Haz correr la voz sobre la importancia de las vacunas durante la Semana Nacional de Inmunización Infantil, del 27 de abril al 4 de mayo. https://go.usa.gov/xEFEpExternal #ivax2protect
  • ¿Estás embarazada? Las vacunas ayudan a proteger a tu bebé contra enfermedades graves. Infórmate más: https://go.usa.gov/xEFEtExternal #ivax2protect
  • ¡Tú te esfuerzas mucho para mantener a tu bebé sano! La vacunación a tiempo te da el poder de ayudar a proteger a tu bebé. https://go.usa.gov/xEFmkExternal #ivax2protect
  • Has escuchado hablar sobre la tosferina y el sarampión, ¿pero puedes nombrar las 14 enfermedades contra las que protegen las vacunas a tu bebé? https://go.usa.gov/xEFmkExternal #ivax2protect
  • In 2019, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of NIIW. Visit CDC’s NIIW page to find all the materials to support your local efforts & events. http://go.usa.gov/4EBQExternal #NIIW  #ivax2protect

Social_instagram Instagram Messages

Take a photo of an event poster and post it as an invitation to your page’s followers to NIIW events, share photos of NIIW activities, and make your posts searchable by using #NIIW and #ivax2protect in all of your messages. Be sure to follow @CDCgov on Instagram.

  • [Snap a photo of a celebratory cake or a “25 years” banner.] This year, we are celebrating 25 years of promoting the importance of on-time immunization. To learn more about how vaccines protect your child at every age, visit https://go.usa.gov/xEsd4External. #NIIW #ivax2protect
  •  [Download image of measles; see https://phil.cdc.gov or CDC “measles-vpd” image] 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. https://go.usa.gov/xE6jfExternal #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • [Download image of mumps; see https://phil.cdc.gov or CDC “mumps-vpd” image] Did you know that more than 6,300 cases of #mumps were reported in the United States in 2016? 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. https://go.usa.gov/xE6j7External #NIIW #ivax2protect
  • 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. This National Infant Immunization Week, learn more about chickenpox and the shot that can prevent it. https://go.usa.gov/xE6jHExternal #NIIW #ivax2protect
Page last reviewed: March 25, 2019