The CDC invites you to encourage everyone six months and older to get a flu vaccine this year with their new ‘I Get It’ campaign. There are many reasons to get a flu vaccine—whether it is to keep yourself healthy, prevent the worsening of an underlying chronic health condition, protect a loved one who may be more vulnerable to flu’s potentially serious complications, or stop the spread of flu in your community.

CDC’s seasonal flu vaccination campaign materials are available to assist partners in communicating about the importance of vaccination. Access the digital toolkit for details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web assets and media prep material.  This material is downloadable, shareable and some of the material is customizable.

CDC Flu Campaign 2021It is important to remind our patients and community members that to fight the flu, it is recommended that we take the following three actions:

  • Get yourself and your family vaccinated
  • Stop the spread by avoiding close contact with people that are sick, covering your coughs and sneezes, and washing your hands often
  • Ask your doctor about flu antivirals drugs that can be used to treat flu illness

To protect yourself, your patients, your residents, your family and your community from the flu this winter, find a flu clinic near you by visiting the CDC’s influenza (flu) webpage, also available in Spanish.

The Great Plains QIN team believes if we work together to coordinate messages, share resources and offer joint learning opportunities, we can collectively combat vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccine confidence in our nursing homes and the community at large. Visit our Vaccination Page for additional resources and to learn more.