Seasonal Calendar of Observances and Sample Tweets/Status Updates

October 2013
All Month – Fall 
        o As the weather grows colder, be prepared for #flu season. Get #vaccinated annually for protection! #fightflu 
        o RT if you got your #flu vaccine this year! #fightflu 
        o #Flu can spread up to 6 feet from a cough or sneeze! Learn more at http://bit.ly/C8yu #fluFACTS 
        o Track #flu in your area at http://bit.ly/XduO1D #fightflu 
        o Know what to do when you have the #flu? http://bit.ly/XJwVcp #fluFACTS 
        o Keep your child home for 24 hours after fever is gone before sending them back to school #fightflu 
        o If you're showing #flu symptoms before a big trip, check in with your doctor right away http://bit.ly/eeuSK5 #fightflu 
        o Are you a #flu fighter? Learn about flu with @nfidvaccines coloring book http://bit.ly/TNWhQF #fightflu 
October 14 – Columbus Day
        o In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Thankfully, he didn't have the #flu! #fightflu
October 31 – Halloween 
        o You know what’s scary? The #flu! It’s a serious disease & anyone can get it – even healthy children. Get vaccinated! #fightflu 

November 2013
All Month – American Diabetes Month 
        o It's American Diabetes Month. If you have diabetes, #flu can be especially serious. Protect yourself by getting #vaccinated #fightflu 
        o Stay home if you’re sick--don’t be ‘That Guy!’ http://bit.ly/ZVrkky #fluFACTS #fightflu
November 5 – Election Day 
        o Vote yes for #flu vaccine! Get vaccinated. #fightflu
November 11 – Veterans Day 
        o On Veterans Day, remind others that #vaccination is the best way to help #fightflu
November 28 – Thanksgiving 
        o Give thanks, not #flu. Protect yourself & your family by getting #vaccinated! http://bit.ly/2XnzsN #fightflu

December 2013
December 8 to 14 – National Influenza Vaccination Week
        o It's National Influenza Vaccination Week & your family needs to be protected against #flu! #NIVW2013 #fightflu 
        o National Influenza Vaccination Week reminds all to get vaccinated and #fightflu this holiday season & beyond #NIVW2013
        o Make influenza prevention a family health priority this holiday season. Children <9 may need 2 doses of #flu vaccine. #NIVW2013
        o #Vaccination is especially important for pregnant women to #fightflu #NIVW2013
        o #NIVW2013 encourages  all 6 months and older to get #vaccinated - including kids & teens #fightflu
All Month/Holidays
        o It's that time of year–keep your holidays healthy & #flu free. Get vaccinated! #fightflu 
        o The busy holiday season begins. Add #flu #vaccine to the top of your 'to do' list if you haven’t been vaccinated yet. #fightflu
        o Don’t let #flu ruin your holiday season. Protect yourself & your family by getting #vaccinated! #fightflu
        o Visiting grandparents for the holidays? Help protect older family members from #flu by getting the entire family #vaccinated #fightflu 
        o RT if you'll be spreading holiday cheer this season, not #flu. Get #vaccinated! #fightflu 
        o It’s not too late to protect yourself & your loved ones against the #flu http://bit.ly/nM5nvr #fightflu

January 2014
January 1 – New Year’s Day 
        o Happy 2014! Have your children had a #flu vaccine this season? Some may need 2 doses to be fully protected. #fightflu #fluFACTS
        o Get a healthy start on the new year and help your family #fightflu. Need more reasons? http://bit.ly/2adGPy #fluFACTS
        o What’s your New Year’s resolution? Practice healthy habits and get vaccinated against the #flu each year. #fightflu

February 2014
All Month – American Heart Month 
        o February is Heart Month. Protect yours by getting vaccinated against #flu. Flu vaccine provides extra heart benefit. #fluFACTS 
        o #Flu can be especially serious if you have heart disease. Protect yourself and your family – get vaccinated! #HeartMonth #fightflu
All Month – Black History Month 
        o African Americans are at higher risk for #flu complications. Protect yourself and loved ones by getting vaccinated! #fightflu
February 2 – Groundhog Day 
        o Have you had a #flu vaccine? Have you had a #flu vaccine? If not, get vaccinated now! #fightflu
February 14 – Valentine’s Day 
        o Happy Valentine's Day! Show your love and protect your family from #flu. It’s not too late to get vaccinated! #fightflu 
February 17 – President’s Day 
    o Happy President’s Day. Annual #flu vaccines are important to presidents and all individuals 6 months and older! Get vaccinated! #fluFACTS

March 2014
March 13 – World Kidney Day 
        o It’s World Kidney Day – those with kidney disease are at higher risk for #flu-related complications. Get vaccinated. #fightflu 
March 25 – American Diabetes Alert Day 
        o #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) 
        o It’s National Doctors Day. Do you recommend #flu vaccines to your patients? #fightflu #NationalDoctorsDay

August 2014
All Month – National Immunization Awareness Month 
        o It's Immunization Awareness Month – who should get the #flu vaccine each year? Easy: everyone age 6 months & older! #fightflu 
Mid- to End of August – Back to School 
        o Kids are officially back to school – remember to get your whole family #vaccinated to help #fightflu! 
 
September 2014
All Month 
        o RT if your 'to do' list includes an annual #flu vaccine! #fightflu 
        o You may be able to pass on the #flu before you even know you are sick http://bit.ly/C8yu #fluFACTS 
        o #Flu symptoms include fever, aches, chills, & extreme tiredness. Symptoms come on suddenly-much faster than colds #fluFACTS
        o The single best way to protect against #flu is to get #vaccinated each year. RT if you already got yours #fightflu 
        o Children are 2-3 times more likely than adults to get sick with the #flu. Annual #vaccines are important for kids & adults! #fightflu 
        o Approximately 5-20% of the US population gets seasonal #flu each year http://bit.ly/X8oSaj #fluFACTS
September 1 – Labor Day 
        o Happy Labor Day! Get a #flu vaccine to avoid missing work. #fightflu
September 7 – Grandparents Day 
        o 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 
        o Hispanic children have the highest #flu vaccination rates. Keep up the good work # get #vaccinated each year! #NationalHispanicHeritageMonth #fightflu

October 2014
All Month – Fall 
        o As the weather grows colder, be prepared for #flu season. Get #vaccinated annually for protection! #fightflu 
        o RT if you got your #flu vaccine this year! #fightflu 
        o #Flu can spread up to 6 feet from a cough or sneeze! Learn more at http://bit.ly/C8yu #fluFACTS 
        o Track #flu in your area at http://bit.ly/XduO1D #fightflu 
        o Know what to do when you have the #flu? http://bit.ly/XJwVcp #fluFACTS 
        o Keep your child home for 24 hours after fever is gone before sending them back to school #fightflu 
        o If you're showing #flu symptoms before a big trip, check in with your doctor right away http://bit.ly/eeuSK5 #fightflu 
        o Are you a #flu fighter? Learn about flu with @nfidvaccines coloring book http://bit.ly/TNWhQF #fightflu 
October 13 – Columbus Day
        o In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Thankfully, he didn't have the #flu! #fightflu
October 31 – Halloween 
        o 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 
        o It's American Diabetes Month. If you have diabetes, #flu can be especially serious. Protect yourself by getting #vaccinated #fightflu 
        o Stay home if you’re sick--don’t be ‘That Guy!’ http://bit.ly/ZVrkky #fluFACTS #fightflu
November 4 – Election Day 
        o Vote yes for #flu vaccine! Get vaccinated. #fightflu
November 11 – Veterans Day 
        o On Veterans Day, remind others that #vaccination is the best way to help #fightflu
November 27 – Thanksgiving 
        o Give thanks, not #flu. Protect yourself & your family by getting #vaccinated! http://bit.ly/2XnzsN #fightflu