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2021 Flu Vaccine Campaign Toolkit December 2021 | For American Indian, Native, and Tribal Communities

Flu vaccinations are essential to protecting public health. And, with community spread of COVID-19, preventing flu-related illnesses is especially important in preventing overload of our health systems.

We encourage you to increase communication efforts around the importance of vaccines and vaccine safety, with an increased emphasis on the benefits of flu vaccination, as well as the impact of the flu on everyone, and especially those with chronic health conditions, including people with HIV.

How to use the toolkit:

  • Incorporate toolkit content, images, and messaging in flu vaccination communications
  • Customize and share materials with your audiences and stakeholders
  • Engage local partners to increase the community’s understanding and confidence in vaccines

General tips:

  • Customize the messages below to best fit your audience
  • Tag partner social media accounts as appropriate
  • When possible, include a graphic to draw attention to your post (see sample graphics below)

We also encourage you to add the CDC’s Flu Vaccine Finder Widget to your website, portal home page, or blog to help your audience find vaccines near them. Get the widget here.

Social Media Messages

Talking to Your Elders

Protecting Your Elders

  • (FACEBOOK) People 65 and older have a greater risk of severe flu related illness. You can help protect your elders and tribal leaders by getting vaccinated against the flu and encouraging them to get vaccinated, too. Find out where you can get the vaccine near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/
  • (TWITTER) People 65 and older have a greater risk of severe #flu related illness. You can help protect your elders & tribal leaders by getting vaccinated against the flu and encouraging them to get vaccinated, too. Find out where you can get the #vaccine near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/

Protecting Children

  • (FACEBOOK) Children younger than 5 years old–especially those younger than 2–are at higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications. @CDCgov recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine to protect against the flu. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html
  • (TWITTER) Children younger than 5 years old—especially those younger than 2—are at higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications. @CDCgov recommends everyone 6 months and older get a #flu #vaccine to protect against the flu. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html

Protecting Children too Young for Vaccination

Protect Yourself and Those Around You

Find a Flu Vaccine

  • (FACEBOOK) Did you get a flu vaccine yet? Help keep your family, friends, and elders safe this season by encouraging them to get vaccinated too. Find out where you can get the vaccine near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/
  • (TWITTER) Did you get a flu vaccine yet? Keep your family, friends, & elders safe this season by encouraging them to get vaccinated too. 📍 Find out where you can get the vaccine near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/

Get a Flu Vaccine Now

  • (FACEBOOK) Getting a flu vaccine will help protect you and your family as it gets colder outside, and more activities move indoors. After vaccination, it takes 2 weeks to develop full immunity, so it's crucial to get your flu vaccine before flu becomes widespread in your Circle. Learn more about protecting yourself, your family, and your elders: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html
  • (TWITTER) You can plan for a healthier fall and winter by getting a #FluVaccine. After vaccination, it takes 2 weeks for the body to develop immunity. So don’t wait to vaccinate – get your #flu vaccine today. Read on: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html

Vaccine Safety

  • (FACEBOOK) Vaccines are safe and effective in protecting you from harmful diseases, like the flu. It’s flu season, so don’t wait to vaccinate—talk to a trusted provider at an IHS, tribal, or urban healthcare clinic to learn more about flu vaccines and why it’s important for you to get one! Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html
  • (TWITTER) Vaccines are safe and effective. So don’t wait to vaccinate—talk to a trusted provider at your local IHS, tribal, or urban healthcare facility and find out why it’s important for you to get a #flu vaccine. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html

Talking to Your Elders

Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines

  • (FACEBOOK) Getting a flu vaccine is an essential part of protecting your community’s health every year and is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Talk to your community health representative or health aide about getting caught up on all recommended vaccines to keep yourself and your community healthy this holiday season. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/who-and-when/index.html
  • (TWITTER) Getting a #flu vaccine is especially important during the #COVID19 pandemic. Talk to a trusted provider at an IHS, tribal, or urban clinic about getting caught up on all recommended vaccines to keep you & your community healthy. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/who-and-when/index.html

Flu and HIV

Flu and HIV 1:

Flu and HIV 2:

Flu and Chronic Conditions

Flu and Chronic Conditions 1:

  • (FACEBOOK) Flu vaccines offer critical protection for millions of people, especially those living with chronic health conditions like asthma, heart disease, and HIV. Get vaccinated to protect yourself & the people in your community this holiday season. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html
  • (TWITTER) By getting vaccinated, you not only protect yourself, you also protect those around you. Vaccination against the #flu is especially important for those with chronic conditions like #asthma, #heart disease, & #HIV. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html

Flu and Chronic Conditions 2:

  • (FACEBOOK) American Indians with chronic diseases like pneumonia, obesity, heart disease, asthma and other lung problems are at higher risk to develop complications from flu. Don’t wait to vaccinate! Find a #flu vaccine today: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/
  • (TWITTER) #DYK that American Indians with chronic diseases like pneumonia, obesity, heart disease, asthma and other lung problems are at higher risk to develop complications from flu? Don’t wait to vaccinate. Find a #flu vaccine today: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/

Vaccines for Pregnant Women

  • (FACEBOOK) #DYK the best protection from the flu is a flu vaccine? Pregnant people should get a flu shot and not the nasal spray. If you’re pregnant, make sure to get the flu vaccine to protect yourself and your baby from the flu. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html
  • (TWITTER) #DYK the best protection from the flu is a flu #vaccine? Pregnant people should get a flu shot and not the nasal spray. If you’re #pregnant, make sure to get the #flu vaccine to protect yourself & your baby from the flu. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html

Vaccines without Insurance

Graphics

Please use the button below to download all "Healthy for Heritage Month" graphics sized for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Clicking the button will download the zip file. Once downloading is complete, right click and select "extract all" to access the images.

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Preview only; click the blue button above to download.

Social Media Messages

National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec 6-12)

Message 1

  • (FACEBOOK) National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. There’s still time to get your annual flu vaccine to protect yourself and your Tribe. 📍 Find a vaccine here: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/
  • (TWITTER) National Influenza Vaccination Week is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of the #FluVaccine. There’s still time to get your annual #FluVax! 📍 Find one here: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/ #NIVW #FightFlu

Message 2

  • (FACEBOOK) #DYK: Dec. 6-12 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, a reminder that there’s still time to get vaccinated! When more people are protected against flu, it is less likely to spread. Read more about the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html
  • (TWITTER) #DYK: Dec. 6-12 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, a reminder that there’s still time to get vaccinated! When more people are protected against #flu, it is less likely to spread. Read more about the importance of getting an annual flu #vaccine: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html #NIVW

There’s Still Time

  • (FACEBOOK) There’s still time to get your flu vaccine to protect yourself and your family! After vaccination, it takes 2 weeks to develop full immunity, so it's crucial to get your flu shot before flu becomes widespread in your Circle. Learn more about protecting yourself and loved ones: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html
  • (TWITTER) ⏰There’s still time to get your #FluVaccine! After vaccination, it takes 2 weeks for the body to develop immunity. So don’t wait to vaccinate—get your flu vaccine today. Read on: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html

There’s Still Time to Protect Vulnerable Populations

  • (FACEBOOK) Flu vaccines offer critical protection for millions of people, especially very young children, the elderly, and those living with chronic health conditions. There’s still time to get vaccinated to protect yourself and the people in your Circle and Tribe. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html
  • (TWITTER) #Flu vaccines offer critical protection for millions of people, especially the very young, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions. There’s still time to get vaccinated to protect yourself & the people in your Circle. Learn more: https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html

There’s Still Time to Find a Flu Vaccine

  • (FACEBOOK) There’s still time to get your flu vaccine! Keep your family and friends safe by encouraging them to get vaccinated too. Find out where you can get a flu vaccine near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/
  • (TWITTER) ⏰There’s still time to get your #flu vaccine! Keep your Circle & Tribe safe by encouraging them to get vaccinated too. Find out where you can get a flu #vaccine near you 📍 https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/

There’s Still Time to Catch Up

  • (FACEBOOK) Vaccines are an essential part of protecting your health and your family’s health every year, and are especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s still time to get your flu vaccine and your COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to a trusted provider at an IHS, tribal, or urban healthcare clinic about getting caught up on all recommended vaccines to keep yourself and your Tribe healthy. https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html
  • (TWITTER) #Vaccines are an essential part of protecting the health of you & your family and are especially important during the #COVID19 pandemic. Talk to your provider about getting caught up on all recommended vaccines to keep you & your community healthy. https://www.hhs.gov/immunization/diseases/flu/index.html

Graphics

Please use the button below to download all "There's Still Time" graphics sized for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Clicking the button will download the zip file. Once downloading is complete, right click and select "extract all" to access the images.

Preview only; click the blue button above to download.
Preview only; click the blue button above to download.

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Date last updated: 30 November 2021