Promote the Flu Shot
The Kansas Quality Improvement Partnership is encouraging healthcare providers and organizations to raise awareness on the importance of influenza immunization rates in our communities. We want to increase rates of vaccinations across Kansas for the 2019-2020 flu season.
Kansas Flu Facts
Social Media Messaging
KDHE Seasonal Influenza Resources
CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2019-20 Flu Season
CDC Flu Resources for Business
NFID Flu and Chronic Health Conditions Toolkit
CDC FluView Surveillance Data - Starts in October, released on Friday mornings
Develop a Campaign!
Here are suggested campaign ideas to get you started.
Alana's Foundation - Flu Challenge for Schools
Alana's Foundation includes a national campaign toolkit for colleges and universities. The foundation has an application process for grants to fund the vaccine. One Kansas university participated last year - we hope to see more join the challenge this year!
- Shot Clinics/Awareness events - partner with the local health department to host clinics/events.
- Football games and school sporting events
- Considering offering free or reduce entrance or a snack with Flu shot sticker
- PTO events
- School nurses
- Community events (fairs, festivals, craft shows, dinners)
- Local food drives
- Religious organizations
- Community/Senior Centers/Library
- Local support/outreach organizations (shelters, meal sites, YMCA/YWCA, etc.)
- Fraternal service organizations (Masonic, Eagles, Elks, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, etc.)
- Local School of Nursing
- Create a PSA video to promote awareness (sample)
- Participate in the upcoming IKC immunization award program
- Submit your vaccinations to WebIZ
Be creative - think outside the box!
If you don't try it, you will never know if it works!
This material was prepared by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 11SOW-GPQIN-KS-F1-24/0819