What is the purpose of this Toolkit?
Kids grow out of many things, but vaccines are not one of them. Every year, 1.5 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases in the world. 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. Stay healthy this winter and protect yourself from flu. There are convenient locations in your community ready to get you flu vaccinated!
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 these posts on your social media channels!
Are you a young adult who wants to learn more about COVID-19? Check out @UnityConsortium’s web page curated with COVID-19 information just for you! https://www.unity4teenvax.org/teens-and-young-adults/ #dontwaitvaccinate
As variants continue to spread in the U.S., make sure you’re still following all your local guidance on mask wearing and social distancing! @UnityConsortium #DontWaitVaccinate
Unsure of what the newest developments are with the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out this great resource from @UnityConsortium for the latest information! https://www.unity4teenvax.org/covid-19-response/ #dontwativaccinate
We’re part of @UnityConsortium’s “Don’t Wait. Vaccinate” campaign! Adolescents need their routine vaccinations AND the COVID-19 vaccine! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3e0KY98 #dontwaitvaccinate
Parents and caregivers play a huge role in ensuring that their children are vaccinated! If you are unsure of how the COVID-19 vaccine benefits your child, check out @UnityConsortium’s FAQ on vaccinations: https://www.unity4teenvax.org/parents/ #dontwativaccinate
How do you empower your teen to take an active role in their healthcare? According to @UnityConsortium it’s important to have open and active conversations, be sympathetic and provide support! #dontwaitvaccinate
Why do you vaccinate? Who do you vaccinate for? Tag @UnityConsortium with your story and share why you believe in vaccines! #DontWaitVaccinate
Vaccines protect against serious illnesses, but adolescent vaccination has dropped during the pandemic - if you are a teen, talk to your family and your provider today to make sure you’re protected! @UnityConsoritum #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.
Learn more about Unity’s multi-wave national survey about the impact of COVID-19 on adolescent health and immunization. The fact sheet summarizes learning and provides insight on what you can do to support adolescent health.
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!
Working Together to Protect Our Adolescents in School Environments from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Hear about promising practices that schools have adopted to help keep students safe and healthy and support healthy school environments from our panel discussion on September 30!
Moderated by Dr. Chelsea Clinton, panelists provide multiple perspectives: administrators, educators, and teens.
Watch a full recording of the webinar here!