National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4-8, 2023, a reminder for everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to get a flu vaccine this season. The CDC has put together some wonderful resources for National Influenza Vaccination Week, including vaccination messages, and social media posts you can use to share key flu information with your patients.
- Template Matte Release: Use this article to encourage flu vaccination ahead of the holiday season and throughout the winter on your website, blog or other channels. Or distribute or publish your own MAT release.
- Sample Newsletter Blurb: Include sample text copy in your email newsletter or other communications to let others know about NIVW and the upcoming activities.
- Patient Reminder Messages: Remind patients at your practice to get their annual flu vaccine by sharing these messages through your patient portal or other reminders.
- Social Media Messages: Use our suggested Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram graphics and copy to spread the word. Schedule content to remind your networks about the importance of flu vaccination throughout the week. Use #FightFlu to join the conversation all week long and tag us at @CDCFlu on Twitter.
- Printable Posters: Share digitally or post our printable posters throughout your community, offices, or clinics.
The theme for this year is “From Wild to Mild” featuring fantastic shareable graphics that convey the importance of getting the flu shot. The digital campaign “Wild to Mild” visually shows how flu vaccination can ‘tame’ flu’s symptoms from being ‘wild’ to ‘mild’ in people who get vaccinated but still get sick.
Download the graphics on the CDC website.
About National Influenza Vaccination Week
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is an annual observance in December to remind everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications, including pregnant people and young children. Millions of children get sick with flu every year, and thousands will be hospitalized as a result. Pregnant people also are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications.
Since flu viruses are constantly changing and protection from vaccination decreases over time, getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to reduce your risk from flu. A flu vaccine is the only vaccine that protects against flu and has been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
Together, we can use NIVW as a nationwide call to action to encourage everyone 6 months and older to get their annual flu vaccine, especially pregnant people, young children, and others at higher risk. The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people are protected from flu.
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