What is the purpose of this Toolkit?
Kids grow out of many things, but vaccines are not one of them. Every year, 2.5 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases in the U.S. The CDC recommends that adolescents visit their doctor each year for check-ups. Now is the time to get up to date on well visits and vaccinations.
This toolkit is designed to help you, our valued partners, amplify the Don't Wait. Vaccinate. messages and call to action with key audiences.
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What Can You Do?
Share campaign content on your social channels with the #DontWaitVaccinate hashtag
Copy and paste the suggested social media posts below or develop your own customized posts. Use the campaign hashtag on on your personal or organizational accounts!
Use our campaign graphics on your Facebook and Instagram
Use our Facebook frame to promote the campaign. Make sure you're signed into Facebook and then click on this link! You will directly be taken to the frame page where you can add it to your profile pictures!
Upload one of our campaign assets on your Instagram feed or story. NOTE: Instagram does not support hyperlinks in captions. You must add the link into your Bio (Click “Edit Profile” to add a website URL). Then, direct your followers to the link by adding “Click the link in my bio to read all about it!” to your caption.
Include information about the campaign in your communications
We have written a short description below of the campaign with a call to action to encourage catching up on missed adolescent vaccinations. Share it with your key audiences through your newsletters, websites and other communication tool to encourage parents and adolescents to get up to date on vaccinations.
Help drive traffic to our campaign webpage on the Unity website
Help us get more adolescents and young adults caught up on any missed vaccinations. Send them to the Don’t Wait. Vaccinate webpage.
Encourage parents and adolescents to schedule visits
If you are a healthcare provider, contact your parents of adolescents and encourage them to come in for well visits. Click here for a template letter you can use to reach out to parents of adolescents to encourage them to schedule visits.
Share our call to action with healthcare providers
Signed by the Unity Consortium board of directors and by member and partner organizations, the letter offers proactive steps HCPs can take to reach out to parents and adolescents to bring them up to date and protect their health. We urge our partners to share this letter with their HCP constituents, colleagues and networks and to encourage use of campaign resources.
Call to Action to HCPs
Signed by the Unity Board of Directors and by Unity members and partners, this is a Call-to-Action Letter to Healthcare Providers, who are the most trusted by families on healthcare decisions.
Please share this letter with your HCP constituents, colleagues and networks and encourage use of campaign resources.
The Don’t Wait. Vaccinate. campaign engages partners, healthcare providers, parents and adolescents with the goal of increasing adolescent vaccination rates.
Don't Wait. Vaccinate. Social Media
Use these graphics and share them on your social media channels. We have provided suggested posts for you below.
Use the hashtag #DontWaitVaccinate to spread the word.
Use our Facebook frame to show support for adolescent and young adult vaccinations!
How to do this:
Option 1: Make sure you're signed into Facebook and then click on this link! You will directly be taken to the frame page where you can add it to your profile pictures!
Option 2: Click "edit" on your profile picture and choose "add frame". In the search bar type in "UnityDontWaitFrame", and then you can add it on top of your profile picture!
Use these posts on your social media channels
For Facebook and Twitter
We’re part of @UnityConsortium’s “Don’t Wait. Vaccinate” campaign! Adolescents need their routine vaccinations and COVID-19 vaccine to safely go back to school! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3e0KY98 #dontwaitvaccinate
Join us and @UnityConsortium to spread the word. Now is the time for adolescents to get up to date on routine and COVID-19 vaccinations. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3e0KY98 #dontwaitvaccinate
Most adolescents are recommended to get 5 vaccines: Tdap, HPV, 2 types of Meningitis vaccines and a yearly flu shot. And now the COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents 12 and up – get vaccinations NOW! @UnityConsortium #dontwaitvaccinate
Doctor’s visits have decreased dramatically during the pandemic. But your health can’t wait – your health care provider has safety measures in place so schedule your adolescent’s appointment today! @UnityConsortium #dontwaitvaccinate
Safety measures in place at the doctor’s office:
- Social distancing -
- Limiting people in the waiting room
- Limiting movement and interactions
It’s safe to go – catch up on well visits today! @UnityConsortium #dontwaitvaccinate
CDC recommends that COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may now be administered without regard to timing. #dontwaitvaccinate
Be ready to get back to it! Get your routine vaccinations now! @UnityConsortium #dontwaitvaccinate
Check in with your doctor today to make sure you’re on schedule for your vaccinations! @UnityConsortium #dontwaitvaccinate
#DidYouKnow that routine immunizations have dropped drastically during the pandemic? For instance, vaccines protecting you from whooping cough are down 20% - make sure you’re protected from serious illness so you can get back to it! @UnityConsortium #dontwaitvaccinate
#DidYouKnow that routine immunizations have dropped during the pandemic? HPV vaccines are down 20% - make sure you’re protected from serious illness so you can get back to it! @UnityConsortium #dontwaitvaccinate
What vaccines do you need? Check out the CDC’s guide to make sure you’re on track. And now adolescents ages 12 and up can get the COVID-19 vaccine too! https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html @UnityConsortium #dontwaitvaccinate
Resources for Healthcare Providers
If you are a healthcare provider, contact parents of adolescents and encourage them to come in for well visits and vaccinations. Here are resources you can use and customize to reach out to parents of adolescents to ask them to schedule an appointment.
Here is an educational resource by Merck about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on wellness visits and vaccinations for adolescents.
Campaign Description and Call-to-Action
for You to Share
Below is a description of the Don’t Wait. Vaccinate. campaign for healthcare providers,
public health professionals and adolescent health advocates that you can use in your newsletters, websites and other
communications. Please share this information with your members and constituents.
Infographics and Posters
We have also created campaign posters and infographics that you can use in your newsletters, websites and other communications.
They can be shared digitally or printed as posters or flyer handouts.
Posters / Flyers
Click on the image to download!