Calendar of Observances and Sample Tweets/Status Updates

September 2015
All Month
  • RT if your 'to do' list includes an annual #flu vaccine! #FightFlu
  • You may be able to pass on the #flu before you even know you are sick http://bit.ly/C8yu #FightFlu
  • #Flu symptoms include fever, aches, chills, & extreme tiredness. Symptoms come on suddenly-much faster than colds #FightFlu
  • The single best way to prevent #flu is to #GetVaccinated each year. RT if you already got yours #FightFlu
  • Children are 2-3 times more likely than adults to get sick with the #flu. Annual #vaccines are important for kids & adults! #FightFlu
  • Approximately 5-20% of the US population gets seasonal #flu each year http://bit.ly/X8oSaj #FightFlu
September 7 – Labor Day
  • Happy Labor Day! Get a #flu vaccine to avoid missing work #FightFlu
September 13 – Grandparents Day
  • Happy Grandparents Day! Give the gift of health & help your loved ones #FightFlu by getting #vaccinated
September 15 to October 15 – National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Hispanic children have the highest #flu vaccination rates. Keep up the good work & #GetVaccinated each year! #NationalHispanicHeritageMonth #FightFlu 

October 2015
 
All Month
  • As the weather grows colder, be prepared for #flu season. #GetVaccinated annually for protection! #FightFlu
  • RT if you got your #flu vaccine this year! #FightFlu
  • #Flu can spread up to 6 feet from a cough or sneeze! Learn more at http://bit.ly/C8yu #FightFlu
  • Track #flu in your area at http://bit.ly/XduO1D #FightFlu 
  • Know what to do to #FightFlu? http://bit.ly/XJwVcp 
  • Keep your child home for 24 hours after fever is gone before sending them back to school #fightflu 
  • If you're showing #flu symptoms before a big trip, call your doctor right away http://bit.ly/eeuSK5 #FightFlu
  • Are you a #flu fighter? Learn about flu with @nfidvaccines coloring book http://bit.ly/TNWhQF #FightFlu
October 12 – Columbus Day
  • In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Thankfully, he didn't have the #flu! #FightFlu
October 31 – Halloween 
  • You know what’s scary? The #flu! It’s a serious disease & anyone can get it – even healthy children. #GetVaccinated #FightFlu

November 2015

American Diabetes Month 
  • It's American Diabetes Month. If you have diabetes, #flu can be serious. Protect yourself by getting #vaccinated #FightFlu 
  • Stay home if you’re sick--don’t be ‘That Guy!’ http://bit.ly/ZVrkky #FightFlu
November 3 – Election Day 
  • Vote yes for #flu vaccine! #GetVaccinated to #FightFlu
November 11 – Veterans Day 
  • On Veterans Day, remind others that #vaccination is the best way to help #FightFlu 
November 26 – Thanksgiving 
  • Give thanks, not #flu. Protect yourself & your family by getting #vaccinated! http://bit.ly/2XnzsN #FightFlu
  • Pass the stuffing, not the flu. Make sure everyone at the table gets vaccinated! http://bit.ly/SWIJaV
  • Give thanks for your family’s health and keep them healthy with recommended #vaccines http://bit.ly/SWIJaU

December 2015

All Month/Holidays 
  • It's that time of year–keep your holidays healthy & #flu free #GetVaccinated! #FightFlu 
  • The busy holiday season begins. Add #flu #vaccine to the top of your 'to do' list if you haven’t been vaccinated yet. #FightFlu
  • Don’t let #flu ruin your holiday season. Protect yourself & your family by getting #vaccinated! #FightFlu
  • Visiting grandparents for the holidays? Help protect older family members from #flu by getting the entire family #vaccinated #FightFlu 
  • RT if you'll be spreading holiday cheer this season, not #flu. #GetVaccinated to #FightFlu 
  • It’s not too late to protect yourself & your loved ones against the #flu http://bit.ly/nM5nvr #FightFlu
December 7 to 13 – National Influenza Vaccination Week 
  • It's National Influenza Vaccination Week & your family needs to be protected against #flu! #NIVW2014 #FightFlu 
  • #NIVW2014 reminds all to #GetVaccinated & #FightFlu this holiday season & beyond  
  • Make flu prevention a family health priority this holiday season. Children <9 may need 2 doses of #flu vaccine. #NIVW2014
  • #Vaccination is especially important for pregnant women to #FightFlu #NIVW2014
  • #NIVW2014 encourages  all 6 months & older to get #vaccinated - including kids & teens #FightFlu

January 2016
January 1 – New Year’s Day 
  • Happy 2015! Did your children #GetVaccinated against #flu this season? Some may need 2 doses to be fully protected. #FightFlu  
  • Get a healthy start on the new year & help your family #FightFlu. Need more reasons? http://bit.ly/2adGPy  
  • What’s your New Year’s resolution? Practice healthy habits & #GetVaccinated against the #flu each year. #FightFlu 
February 2016
All Month
  • Antivirals underused, antibiotics overused in #flu patients http://t.co/gi6oQyNIPD
  • Watch Freddie the #Flu Detective to learn how to prevent & #FightFlu http://t.co/G0ZWC4em72
  • Antiviral drugs are a 2nd line of defense to treat the #flu if you get sick but the #vaccine is the 1st & best way to prevent flu

All Month – American Heart Month 
  • February is #HeartMonth. Protect yours by getting vaccinated against #flu before it's in your neighborhood #FightFlu
  • #Flu can be especially serious if you have heart disease. Protect yourself & your family – #GetVaccinated! #HeartMonth #FightFlu 
All Month – Black History Month 
  • African Americans are at higher risk for #flu complications. Protect yourself & loved ones by getting vaccinated! #FightFlu #blackhistorymonth
February 2 – Groundhog Day 
  • Have you had a #flu vaccine? Have you had a #flu vaccine? If not, #GetVaccinated now! #FightFlu 
February 14 – Valentine’s Day 
  • Happy Valentine's Day! Show your love & protect your family from #flu. It’s not too late to #GetVaccinated! #FightFlu
February 15 – President’s Day 
  • Happy President’s Day! Annual #flu vaccines are important to presidents & all individuals 6 months & older! #GetVaccinated 

March 2016
March 12 – World Kidney Day 
  • It’s World Kidney Day–those with kidney disease are at higher risk for #flu-related complications. #GetVaccinated to #FightFlu
March 24 – American Diabetes Alert Day 
  • #Flu season isn’t over yet. RT to share that diabetics are at a higher risk of flu complications #DiabetesAlertDay #FightFlu 
March 30 – National Doctor’s Day (for HCP audiences) 
  • It’s National Doctors Day. Do you recommend #flu vaccines to your patients? #FightFlu #NationalDoctorsDay 


August 2015
All Month – National Immunization Awareness Month
  • It's #NIAM15 – who should get the #flu vaccine each year? Easy: everyone age 6 months & older! #fightflu 
Mid- to End of August – Back to School 
  • Kids are officially back to school – remember to get your whole family #vaccinated to help #FightFlu!