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Why is it particularly important to get a flu shot and well-child immunizations this season?

Immunizations, such as the flu shot and well-child shots protect you and the people around you. When you and your family get immunized, you help keep yourself and your community healthy.

Flu immunizations:

The flu immunization helps protect you and your loved ones from the flu. It can result in serious complications and hospital stays, especially for young children, older adults, pregnant women, and those with preexisting health conditions. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.

Well-child immunizations (aka school shots):

It is important to keep children up to date on their immunizations. In addition to protecting the child, it also protects friends, family, and the community from getting sick. There have been measles and other immunization-preventable disease outbreaks throughout the state in the past few years, and we don’t want to experience another, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Partners growing resilience around the Olympic region:

Resources

OCH is creating resources for the community that encourage flu and child immunizations. Spanish versions of the resources will be available soon. Additional resources will be added to this page as they are created.

Please contact Amy Brandt if you have specific requests or suggestions for future immunization resources.

Downloadable Resources

Creative immunization strategies
printable catalog of strategies, local examples, and key messaging.

Social media graphics & posters:​
Click on the language to download the resource.

Is your organization or Tribe implementing creative immunization strategies? Send us pictures of your team in action at OCH@olympicch.org!

Download a postcard template and add your logo! Send a flu shot reminder to your network!

Additional Resources

Vaccine Finder

Postcards in 18 languages (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

 

AI/AN Seasonal Flu Educational Materials (National Indian Health Board)

Flu Season Updates & Information (Kitsap Public Health District)

Blog post: Knock Out Flu (Washington State Department of Health)

Blog post: Drive-Thru Flu Clinics: Safe, Convenient, and Innovative (Forks Community Hospital)

 

Toolkit: Knock Out Flu: Think of It as Essential (Washington State Department of Health)

The Department of Health launched the Think of It as Essential campaign in mid-September to promote the importance of making the choice to get a flu vaccine this year. As a supplement to the statewide campaign, the materials below are available for partners to use on their communication channels.