Calendar of Observances and Sample Tweets/Status Updates

October 2014 
All Month

  • As the weather grows colder, be prepared for #flu season. Get #vaccinated 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#fluFACTS 
  • 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 13 – 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 and anyone can get it – even healthy children. Get vaccinated! #fightflu 

November 2014 
All Month – 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 4 – Election Day 
  • Vote yes for #flu vaccine! Get vaccinated to #fightflu
November 11 – Veterans Day 
  • On Veterans Day, remind others that #vaccination is the best way to help #fightflu 
November 27 – Thanksgiving 
  • Give thanks, not #flu. Protect yourself & your family by getting #vaccinated! http://bit.ly/2XnzsN #fightflu

December 2014
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 get vaccinated and #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 and older to get #vaccinated - including kids & teens #fightflu
All Month/Holidays 
  • It's that time of year–keep your holidays healthy & #flu free. Get vaccinated! #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

January 2015
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 and help your family #fightflu. Need more reasons? http://bit.ly/2adGPy  
  • What’s your New Year’s resolution? Practice healthy habits and get vaccinated against the #flu each year. #fightflu 

February 2015
All Month – American Heart Month 
  • February is Heart Month. Protect yours by getting vaccinated against #flu. Flu vaccine provides extra heart benefit. #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 
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 and protect your family from #flu. It’s not too late to get vaccinated! #fightflu 

February 16 – President’s Day 
  • Happy President’s Day! Annual #flu vaccines are important to presidents & all individuals 6 months & older! #GetVaccinated 

March 2015 
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! 
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 get #vaccinated 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 # get #vaccinated each year! #NationalHispanicHeritageMonth #fightflu 
All Season

  • Children are 2-3 times more likely than adults to get sick with the #flu. Annual #vaccines are important for kids & adults! #fightflu
  • It’s not just the little kids who need #flu vaccines, tweens and teens should get theirs too!
  • Even healthy, active teens aren’t invincible when it comes to the #flu. #GetVaccinated!
  • It is safe to get a #flu vaccine while pregnant; it can also help protect your baby!
  • One might not be enough! Some children may need 2 doses of #flu vaccine: http://bit.ly/1kSanNo
  • DYK that some children need 2 doses of #flu vaccine? Ask your child’s heathcare provider! http://bit.ly/1kSanNo 
  • Is your kid afraid of needles? Good news, you can get flu #vaccine as a nasal spray! #fightflu
  • A #flu shot isn’t your only option. The nasal spray offers another way to help protect your family. No excuse to not #fightflu!
  • As the weather grows colder, be prepared for #flu season. Get vaccinated annually to #fightflu!
  • Help #fightflu. If your child is sick, keep them home for 24 hours after fever is gone before sending them back to school
  • If you or your kids are showing #flu symptoms before a big trip, call your doctor right away http://bit.ly/eeuSK5 #fightflu
  • Know what’s perfect for a rainy day? The “Are You a Flu Fighter?” coloring book! http://bit.ly/1pnkYG5 
  • Did you know you can be a #flu fighter? Find out how with @NFIDvaccines coloring book! http://bit.ly/TNWhQF
  • Influenza vaccines can help prevent disease in both pregnant mom and baby! #fightflu