Flu season is here. THA is leading a campaign to encourage everyone to get their flu shot during the 2021-2022 flu season. Hospitals and health care providers continue working tirelessly to defend against COVID-19, and Texans should take the same precautions to protect their health this flu season. Use the best defense at our disposal: the flu shot. While THA actively promotes flu vaccination among the public, member hospitals are encouraged to use these resources to promote flu vaccination among their patients and communities.
THA’s digital messages make it easy for member hospitals to promote flu shots among their staff and patients.
Messaging and Resources
In addition to social media, THA is promoting flu shots through its various channels. The following is a sample of THA’s messaging this season. These items can serve as a resource for member hospitals to use and/or repurpose.
- Flu Vaccination Campaign Toolkit | Ad Council
- United Against Flu Campaign | AHA
- Multilingual Flu Factsheets | CDC
- PSA: Gov. Abbott Encourage Flu Shots | OOG
- Vaccinate on Time During COVID-19 | THA
- Flu Vaccines: An Easy Way to Protect Your Health | AHIP
- COVID-19 & Flu Season: Get Your Flu Shot | DSHS
- Global Influenza Programme | WHO
Research and Updates
Keeping up with the latest research and updates is critical to pushing the right information at the right time. The following are highlights from the public health and government sectors.
- Frequently Asked Influenza Questions: 2021-2022 Season | CDC
- Interim Guidance for Routine and Influenza Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic | CDC
- Flu Vaccine Finder | CDC
- Season Influenza Vaccines Pricing | CMS
- TexasFlu.org | DSHS
Research, Statistics and Clinical Guidance
- Summary of the 2020-2021 Flu Season | CDC
- FluVaxView Interactive | CDC
- Influenza Vaccine for the 2021-2022 Season | FDA
- Flu Guidance and Resources for Hospitals | DSHS
- Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children | American Academy of Pediatrics
- Changes in Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic | MMWR
- Predicting the Impact of Low Influenza Activity in 2020 on Population Immunity and Future Influenza Season in the United States | medrXiv (Preprint)