August 2016 I What's New
This webinar will be geared towards AFIX coordinators, AFIX program field staff, trainers of field staff, and immunization managers. Hanan Awwad, CDC’s AFIX Lead, will share resources and tools available that can be used to make AFIX programs more responsive to the unique challenges posed by HPV vaccination. Hanan will also discuss updates and showcase new AFIX materials intended to assist awardees in developing their AFIX program.
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Later this month, look out for an overview of the annual NIS-Teen data along with links to CDC's press release, talking points, and the MMWR
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is almost into its last week! The final week,August 22-28, 2016, will highlight the importance of vaccination for preteens and teens.
Below are some actions you can take during the week of August 22-28 to help promote vaccination among parents of preteens and teens:
- Download and print factsheets, flyers, and posters to distribute to your audiences and/or display in your community.
- Share CDC’s PSAs for parents of preteens and teens on your websites and social media platforms.
- Share CDC’s Put Vaccination on Your Back-To-School List feature on your social media platforms during the last week of NIAM. Note: the feature link will not go live until Monday August 22
- Update your materials with the latest information and sample key messages that are provided in NPHIC’s toolkit.
- Place the toolkit’s ready-to-publish articles in newsletters, on your website, or in local news outlets. There are also sample news releases in the toolkits that you can tailor to your particular audience(s) to maximize their impact.
- Place NIAM logos and banners on your website and/or social media platforms to highlight your participation.
- Join the conversation on social media to promote adolescent immunization and NIAM. Show your support for NIAM by including the hashtag #NIAM16 in your social media messages. We will also be using #VaxWithMe in our public outreach bring a personal, empowering, and impactful aspect to vaccine messages. We encourage you to use both hashtags when character count allows, targeting the public with #VaxWithMe and partners with #NIAM16, to show support and amplify the conversation. When character count is limited, we encourage you to use the hashtag that’s more appropriate for your audience and communication goals. See the sample posts and tweets at the end of this message for ideas.
- Encourage your audiences to check out CDC’s newly redesigned vaccine website for parents.
- Share your plans for NIAM by completing this online form and see what other organizationshave planned.
Feel free to reach out to NPHIC or CDC with any questions or to share your plans and activities for NIAM. You can email John Stieger at email@example.com or Ian Branam at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit NPHIC’s NIAM Website for more information.
Sample Tweets for Parents
Are your preteens up to date on all the vaccines they need to prevent serious diseases?http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
parents/ #VaxWithMe #NIAM16
Children of all ages need vaccines. Read 6 things you should know about vaccines for your family.http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
Vaccines protect your preteens from serious diseases like meningococcal disease, HPV cancers, and whooping cough. http://www.cdc.gov/features/
back-to-school-vaccines/index. html #VaxWithMe
On-time vaccination is the best way to protect your preteens from serious diseases. Learn morehttp://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
Sample Facebook Posts for Parents
While vaccines are often thought of as something for babies and young children, preteens and teens also need vaccines to stay healthy throughout their lives. Make sure vaccination is on your back-to-school checklist: http://www.cdc.gov/features/
Preteens and teens need vaccines to protect against meningococcal disease; cancer-causing HPV infections; tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough; and seasonal flu. Learn more about the diseases that vaccines protect against for your preteens and teens: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
parents/diseases/teen/index. html. #VaxWithMe #NIAM16
Sample Tweet for Healthcare Professionals
Need resources to assist you in your vaccine conversations with parents of preteens? Find CDC resources http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/
Sample Facebook Post for Healthcare Professionals
Pediatricians: your recommendation is critical to parents getting the HPV vaccine series for their child. Find CDC resources to assist you in communicating the importance of HPV vaccination to parents. http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/
index.html #VaxWithMe #NIAM16