Flu Toolkit

This digital messaging guide helps family doctors fight the spread of seasonal influenza.

The goal of #FamilyDocsFightFlu is to increase awareness of the flu and promote vaccination.

As a member of the health care community, you have a crucial role in amplifying the #FamilyDocsFightFlu message on your social networks and in your emails.

How You Can Help

As a family doctor, you can help amplify the #FamilyDocsFightFlu message by sharing the posts below on social media – specifically on Facebook and Twitter – as well as sharing them via email.

Other Ways to Get Involved
  • Share a story on social media about what preventive care means to your community and why flu prevention is such a crucial component of healthy communities.
  • Follow @familydoctor on Twitter and Pinterest and @familydoc on Facebook and engage with us online.
  • Use the hashtag #FamilyDocsFightFlu in your social posts.
  • Enhance your social media conversation by providing links to helpful and relevant articles listed below.
Sample Facebook and Twitter Posts | Graphics | GIFs | Videos | Related Links

Sample Facebook and Twitter Posts

Below are sample materials to use on your social media channels. Please feel free to adjust posts to better suit your particular voice. In addition, we have provided images and GIFs that you can mix and match and use alongside any posts.

By getting a flu shot, you protect the people around you from getting sick. Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated. #FamilyDocsFightFlu

Flu season is here! Vaccinations are easily available, inexpensive and they offer the best protection against the flu. Get yours today. #FamilyDocsFightFlu

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized because of the flu. Get your flu shot today and stay healthy this winter. #FamilyDocsFightFlu

Feel a sneeze coming on? Make sure to cover your mouth and wash your hands to protect those around you from getting the flu. #FamilyDocsFightFlu

Flu shots have been given to millions of pregnant women for many years with positive outcomes. Protect yourself and your baby by getting your flu shot. #FamilyDocsFightFlu

Don’t spend the winter at your family doctor’s office—get your flu shot today and stay flu-free all year long. #FamilyDocsFightFlu

Did you know peak flu season lasts until March? It’s not too late to get sick, and it’s not too late to get your flu shot. #FamilyDocsFightFlu

Stay healthy this flu season. Make the flu shot your new fall/winter tradition. #FamilyDocsFightFlu


Use these graphics on Facebook, Twitter, and in emails paired with messaging about flu season.


GIFs are silent images that move in a continuous loop. You can use them the same way you would use an image. Use these GIFs on Facebook, Twitter, and in emails paired with messaging about flu season.


Use these videos on Facebook, Twitter, and in emails paired with messaging about flu season.