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Seasonal Respiratory Illness Vaccine Toolkit: Influenza, COVID-19, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus


Influenza or flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can lead to hospitalization or death. A yearly flu vaccination is the best way to lower your risk of getting sick from the flu. Getting vaccinated reduces doctors’ visits, missed work or school, and flu-related hospitalizations.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also expects COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, to spread this fall and winter. These diseases are highly contagious and serious, especially for people who are at higher risk. Staying up to date on recommended vaccines, everyday actions like handwashing, and medication prescribed by your doctor can protect you and help stop the spread of viruses.

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Influenza (Flu) Vaccine


How the Flu Spreads:


Preventing the Flu:


How Effective is the Flu Vaccine?


The Flu Vaccine for Pregnant People



COVID-19 Vaccines


Respiratory Syncytial Virus



High-Risk Groups

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Use any of these graphics on your social media platforms to promote the Flu, RSV, and COVID-19 vaccines. Click on the image to download or share and find suggested social media content for each graphic.

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Last Updated: March 25, 2024
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