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College and University Flu Vaccination Toolkit

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage college health centers, medical practices, health departments, pharmacists, and other immunization providers to routinely assess the vaccine needs of their young adult patients and make a strong recommendation for vaccination. You are in a unique position to help spread the word about this important vaccine to college-age students, and MDHHS would like your help. The materials in this toolkit will assist you in promoting the importance of annual flu vaccination to students.

This toolkit includes:Image of College Campus, Students
Strategies to increase rates
Key messages
E-mail templates
News release templates
Social media messages
Websites and resources

College/University Flu Vaccination Toolkit

Flu Vaccination Challenge

Posters and Flyers
Flu College/University Infographic*
Flu Monthly Posters
Why get a Flu Vaccine: Ashley's Story (also available in Arabic and Spanish)
Why get a Flu Vaccine: Niko's Story (also available in Arabic and Spanish)
Why get a Flu Vaccine: Alana's Story (also available in Arabic and Spanish)
No More Excuse, You Need a Flu Vaccine
Flu Talk Young Adults
Reason Enough to Get Vaccinated
Spread Music, Not Flu
Places to Get Your Flu Vaccine
Alana's Foundation Grant Application Letter
Adolescent and Young Adult Posters and Flyers

*Include information about your clinics’ dates, times, and locations and add your organization’s contact information and website. To customize this poster, e-mail 
Jalyn Ingalls at 

Resources for Colleges/Universities
Become an Influenza Sentinel Provider
Current Flu Season Vaccination Materials for Health Care Professionals
Michigan Flu Focus Surveillance Reports
MDHHS Immunization Letter to College and University Leaders
Student Immunization Checklist Flyer