Flu season runs from October through May. In order to help prevent the flu from spreading, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage everyone to get the flu shot (or consult with their doctor if they have concerns).
This year, HHS and the CDC are promoting the 2020-2021 flu vaccine with two online campaigns: “Boo the Flu” and #SleeveUp.“Boo the Flu”
The “Boo the Flu” campaign originally encouraged people to get their flu vaccines before October 31. However, HHS is still promoting the campaign, and resources are still available on https://www.vaccines.gov. These resources include social media graphics, sample newsletter content and suggested activities that it is still not too late to use. The website also links to the CDC’s Digital Media Toolkit for the 2020-2021 flu season, which includes additional social media graphics, videos and other shareable content.#SleeveUp
“Encourage your followers on social media to roll their sleeves up for an annual flu vaccine by featuring photos of yourself and others in your community getting a flu vaccine or showing off a bandage after getting a flu vaccine.” This is the message behind the CDC’s #SleeveUp campaign to promote influenza immunization.
The CDC’s website provides digital frames that individuals can place behind their flu shot photos, and even includes posts that can be copied and pasted onto Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. The CDC is encouraging people to use the #FightFlu, #MaskUp and #LatherUp hashtags as well.Additional Resources for the 2020-2021 Flu Season
In addition to utilizing these free resources from HHS and the CDC, we also encourage parents, educators, health care providers, and other community members to read and share our articles written by national vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant. For information about flu shot safety and what to do if you or your child experiences symptoms of a flu shot injury, you can read:
- 2020-2021 Flu Shot Risks: Q&A with Vaccine Attorney Leah V. Durant – While HHS and the CDC consider the flu shot to be generally safe for most people, there are also some well-known risks. Although injuries and illnesses related to the flu shot are rare, it is still important to know how to spot them.
- Flu Shot Safety – How to Prevent Injuries This Season – Health care providers, flu shot recipients and parents can all play a role in preventing flu shot injuries. Learn these tips about flu shot safety.
- What are the Risks of Getting a Flu Shot Too High on the Arm? – One of the most-common causes of flu shot injuries is improper vaccine administration. In particular, the risk of injury increases when the flu shot is injected too high on the arm. This is why the CDC encourages people to roll their sleeves up, and not to pull their collars down.
Vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant represents individuals and families nationwide in flu shot injury claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). If you have questions about filing a claim, you can call 202-800-1711 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.Leah Durant Bio
Experienced litigation attorney Leah Durant focuses on representing clients in complex vaccine litigation matters. Leah Durant is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, a litigation firm based in Washington, DC. Leah Durant and her staff represent clients and their families who suffer from vaccine-related injuries, adverse vaccine reactions and vaccine-related deaths. The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is dedicated to assisting individuals in recovering the highest level of compensation as quickly and efficiently as possible. To learn more, contact vaccine attorney Leah Durant today.