5 resources to promote national influenza vaccination week

National Influenza Vaccination Week is recognized annually from Dec. 3-9 to highlight the importance of vaccinating against seasonal influenza through the holiday season.

The CDC established NIVW in 2005 to promote flu vaccination. Rates of seasonal influenza vaccination remain low. Just 40 percent of the U.S. population reported flu vaccination before the end of November during last year's flu season. Fewer individuals seek flu shots after November, according to the CDC.

Here are five CDC resources healthcare organizations can use to promote NIVW.

1. For communication materials such as sample newsletter messages and sample social media content, click here and here.

2. For images to share online, click here.

3. For web tools such as a widget to locate flu vaccine clinics and an informational flu quiz, click here.

4. For videos promoting flu vaccination, click here.

5. For print-ready materials, click here.

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