Sample Social Media Calendar


February 2017

All Month
Black History Month
  • African Americans are at higher risk for #flu complications. Protect yourself & loved ones by getting vaccinated! #BlackHistoryMonth
February  American Heart Month
  • #Vaccines are critical when you have health conditions such as heart disease or stroke http://1.usa.gov/1no8nhq #GoRed #HeartHealthy
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
  • Will you be mine? Only if you get the flu #vaccine! It’s not too late to #GetVaccinated to #FightFlu http://bit.ly/Vo6qpC
  • Roses are red, violets are blue. I got my flu #vaccine, how about you? Learn about vaccines for teens! http://bit.ly/Vo6qpC
  • On #ValentinesDay spread love, not disease. Be sure your teen is current on all recommended #vaccines! http://bit.ly/WkrsEc
February 20 – President’s Day 
  • Happy President’s Day. Annual #flu #vaccines are important to presidents & all individuals 6 months & older! #GetVaccinated to #FightFlu!
February – Oscars
  • No babysitter for the #Oscars? Entertain your kids with our free educational coloring book. Download at http://t.co/zyAv4PYrCr #FightFlu

March 2017


All Month
  • Looking to educate your family on #flu? RT to share this video starring Freddie the Flu Detective http://t.co/cQOLKPo1IA
March 9 – World Kidney Day
  • It’s #WorldKidneyDay – those with kidney disease are at higher risk for #flu-related complications #GetVaccinated
  • It’s #WorldKidneyDay! #Pneumococcal #vaccination is recommended for those with kidney disease http://bit.ly/VbVRcX
March 10-12 - Spring 2017 NFID Clinical Vaccinology Course, Chicago, IL (www.nfid.org/cvc)
  • Experts gather @ Clinical Vaccinology Course to strategize for successful adolescent #vaccine programs www.nfid.org/cvc #NFIDCVC
March 28 – 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 

April 2017

April 1 - April Fools Day
  • It's #AprilFools but #vaccine-preventable diseases are no joke! #GetVaccinate& learn more: http://www.nfid.org
April 7 – World Health Day
  • It’s #WorldHealthDay – In our modern world, infectious diseases are just a flight away #GetVaccinated
April 24 – World Meningitis Day April 16-April 23 – National Infant Immunization Week
  • New baby boy or girl in the family? Make sure to #GetVaccinated to protect them from whooping cough & measles #NIIW http://bit.ly/adultvaxvp
April 24-30 – World Immunization Week
  • Find out if you are up-to-date on #vaccines during World Immunization Week http://bit.ly/1TaK3kI #WIW


May 2017

Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Do your patients know chronic hepatitis can lead to liver cancer? Talk to them about vaccination http://bit.ly/ViUDcq #HepAware

Asthma Awareness Month   

  • Encourage teens with asthma to get an annual #flu vaccination to help keep them healthy http://bit.ly/Vo6qpC #AsthmaAwarenessMonth

May 8 – Smallpox Eradication Anniversary

  • On 5/8/80, @WHO declared smallpox eradicated. #VaccinesWork. Make sure you’re up to date with all recommended vaccinations

May 14 – Mother’s Day

  • On #MothersDay we’d like to thank all the moms who help keep their kids healthy through #vaccination! http://bit.ly/qBSXOO

May 8-14 – National Women’s Health Week

  • Did you know there’s a #vaccine to protect against cervical cancer? Teens should get #HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12 http://bit.ly/YlC5wv #NWHW

May 29 – Memorial Day

  • Thanks to all members of the US armed forces & the HCPs keeping them healthy & #immunized #MemorialDay #GetVaccinated
  • As you make vacation plans this #MemorialDay ask your doctor about travel #vaccines if you’re traveling overseas http://1.usa.gov/19cpVfW


June 2017

All Month

June 18 – Father’s Day

  • It’s #FathersDay! You do a lot for your kids. Don’t forget to keep them healthy with #vaccines! http://bit.ly/qBSXOO #DadsWhoVax
  • RT to honor #DadsWhoVax and keep their families protected #FathersDay
  • #Vaccines save lives. Happy #FathersDay to all the #DadsWhoVax today and every day!


July 2017

All Month
July 28 – World Hepatitis Day
  • It’s World Hepatitis Day! Make sure teens get their catch-up #vaccines, including #HepB #WorldHepDay http://bit.ly/Ui5LHl


August 2017

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)
August 12 – International Youth Day 
  • It’s International Youth Day! Stay active and healthy and #GetVaccinated against HPV, Tdap, meningitis, & flu. Carpe diem! 
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM): August (Preteens & Teens)
  • Before school starts, make sure teens “catch-up” on any missed #vaccines, like MMR & hepatitis B www.adolescentvaccination.org  #NIAM17
  • It’s back to school! Make sure your teen is protected against #HPV #meningitis #flu & #Tdap #NIAM17
  • Is HPV vaccination on your back-to-school checklist? Learn more: www.adolescentvaccination.org #NIAM17
  • Learn about the importance of being fully vaccinated to prevent serious diseases #meningitis #HPV #flu #Tdap https://youtu.be/FcDWF_S6qcY
  • Now is the time to #GetVaccinated for the 2017-18 school year & beat the fall rush! Visit www.adolescentvaccination.org
NIAM: August (College Students)
  • College students should get a meningococcal vaccine before heading to the dorms! Visit http://bit.ly/qBSXOO for info on recommended adolescent #vaccines
  • Studying abroad? Research your destination at wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ to find out what #vaccines you need before travel #NIAM17
  • Preparing your teens for college? Don’t forget a #meningitis booster & ask about #MenB! http://bit.ly/U75gQg #NIAM17
  • #DYK 1 in 10 who get #meningococcal disease will die? Learn more about available #vaccines: bit.ly/29rmYxM

September 2017

September 4 – Labor Day 
  • Happy #LaborDay! Make sure your teen is up to date w/all recommended #vaccines: #HPV #Tdap #meningitis & #flu http://adolescentvaccination.org
September 10 – Grandparents Day 
  • For Grandparents Day #DoSomethingGrand & tell yours to keep healthy by getting the flu #vaccine! http://bit.ly/1uZwgCS #FluFacts
  • On #GrandparentsDay, remind yours about #pneumo vaccine. Even if they got 1, they may need another to be protected.
September 15-October 15 – National Hispanic Heritage Month 
  • #HPV related cancer rates are higher among Hispanic women. Help change this by getting teens #vaccinated! http://bit.ly/YlC5wv #HHM
  • Hispanic teens have the highest flu vaccination coverage compared to other ethnicities. Keep up the good work! http://bit.ly/1kUQzsF #HHM
September 29  World Heart Day
  • #Vaccines are critical when you have health conditions such as heart disease or stroke http://1.usa.gov/1no8nhq #WorldHeartDay
  • #Flu & pneumonia are bad news for those w/heart disease. #GetVaccinated for #WorldHeartDay http://1.usa.gov/1no8nhq
September 16-22  International Infection Prevention Week
  • Intl Infection Prevention Week #IIPW is a good time to make sure teens have had flu, meningitis, HPV & Tdap vaccinations! bit.ly/qBSXOO 


October 2017

All Month
  • As the weather grows colder, be prepared for #flu season. Teens need to be 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 #FightFlu
  • Know what to do when you have the flu? http://bit.ly/XJwVcp #fluFACTS #FightFlu
Liver Awareness Month
  • It's #LiverAwarenessMonth - Here is some important information about chronic #kidneydisease & #pneumococcal disease http://bit.ly/141QFgR
October 26  Healthy Lung Month/Lung Health Day
  • Five reasons adults with #lungdisease should #GetVaccinated against #pneumococcal disease http://bit.ly/17iX7lT
October 31  Halloween
  • Flu, Tdap & HPV - Oh My! No need to be scared, instead #GetVaccinated http://bit.ly/qBSXOO
  • You know what’s scary? The flu! It’s a serious disease & anyone can get it – even healthy teens #GetVaccinated #FightFlu


November 2017

American Diabetes Month
  • It's National Diabetes Month. If you have diabetes, flu can be especially serious. Protect yourself & #GetVaccinated to #FightFlu #NDAM
  • Stay home if you’re sick-don’t be ‘That Guy!’ http://bit.ly/ZVrkky #FightFlu
November 8 – Election Day 
  • This #ElectionDay, vote yes for flu #vaccine! #GetVaccinated to #FightFlu
November 11 – Veterans Day 
  • On #VeteransDay remind others that #vaccines are the best way to help #FightFlu 
November 12 – World Pneumonia Day 
  • On #WPD don’t forget that teens with certain underlying conditions may need a #pneumococcal #vaccine http://bit.ly/VbVRcW
November 24 – 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 & keep them healthy with recommended #vaccines. Teens too! http://bit.ly/SWIJaU


December 2017

All Month
  • Have a happy and healthy holiday season! Make sure all teens get recommended #vaccines http://bit.ly/SWIJaU
  • Give the gift of health-here are 10 reasons to get your teen #vaccinated! http://bit.ly/WbNE3g
  • RT if you'll be spreading holiday cheer this season, not flu #GetVaccinated #FightFlu 
  • It’s not too late to protect yourself & your loved ones against the flu http://bit.ly/nM5nvr #FightFlu
December 4-9 – National Influenza Vaccination Week 
  • It's National Influenza Vaccination Week & your family needs to be protected against #flu! #NIVW2015 #FightFlu 
  • #NIVW2017 reminds all to #GetVaccinated to #FightFlu this holiday season & beyond  
  • During #NIVW2017 be sure that your whole family is up-to-date on all recommended #vaccines! http://bit.ly/WJFOPO
  • RT if your teens are up to date on all recommended #vaccines! http://bit.ly/WJFOPO #NIVW2017
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week reminds all to #GetVaccinated to #FightFlu this holiday season & beyond #NIVW2017
  • If you’re 65+, add #pneumococcal #vaccine to your schedule this year. It’s the best way to stay healthy http://bit.ly/1Mcr5tk


January 2018

All Month
  • Keep those healthy New Year’s resolutions going strong! Bring your teens up to date on recommended #vaccines http://bit.ly/SWIJaV
  • Start 2018 health and make sure you & your loved ones are up to date on their #vaccines http://bit.ly/1iraLb1
Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Cervical cancer is preventable – all teens should be fully vaccinated http://bit.ly/YlC5wv #CervicalHealthMonth
  • #HPV vaccination rates are still low – protect your teen during #CervicalHealthMonth http://bit.ly/YlC5wv
  • It's #CervicalHealthMonth. Must read report on #HPV #Vaccination as a Public Health Priority http://ow.ly/G6WuC
January 1 – New Year’s Day 
  • Happy 2018! Make sure your teens had a flu #vaccine this season. #Flu can have serious complications for healthy teens #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 #flu each year. #FightFlu 



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