Vaccine Awareness Resources

General Resources

The National Public Health Information Coalition - has published a toolkit to promote the importance of immunizations in conjunction with National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), which occurs every August. Although NIAM is over, the valuable resources in this toolkit can be used throughout the year. This edition of the toolkit contains key messages, vaccine information, sample news releases and articles, sample social media messages, links to web resources from CDC and other organizations, and logos, web banners, posters and graphics to use with social media. 


New Vaccine Awareness Placemat and Activities! - August 2017

NANASP and Generations United have created a new placemat campaign to encourage vaccinations this fall! These placemats are intended for use at your senior center or with home-delivered meals. They are designed to get older adults talking about vaccines, particularly across the generations. The placemat has discussion questions. Feel free to use these questions and more to create an educational activity for your lunch hour! A printable placemat can be found here, and more resources, including videos and an intergenerational discussion guide, can be found here at We encourage you to get started using these placemats right away—flu season is right around the corner!

Download the Placemat Here!


Courtesy of the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases

Pneumoccocal Infographic (Full Page/Poster - PDF)

NANASP/Pneumoccocal Flyer/Poster (PDF)

NANASP/SCAN Public Service Announcement Video – Importance of Vaccinations

Addressing Common Questions about Pneumococcal Vaccination for Adults


National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)

National Influenza Vaccination Week which will be observed December 3-9, 2017, provides an opportunity to remind everyone 6 months and older that it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine. NIVW is a national observance established in 2005 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination after the holiday season into January and beyond.

It's not too late to get a flu shot!

Click Here to Download NIVW Flyers and Posters

Click Here to Download NIVW Images

Fight Flu Postcards - 2 per page

Click Here to Download an NIVW Digitial Media Toolkit & Sample Newsletter and Social Media Messages

Click Here to Download Free NIVW Web Tools for Seniors (65+)

Click Here to Download Resources for Faith-Based and Community Organizations

Click Here to Dowload Video/Audio Tools Including Medscape, Podcasts, and PSAs


Learn what to do about the flu and why people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu.


Holiday Themed Resources

Spread Holiday Cheer. Not the Flu. (PSA) It’s estimated that between 80 percent and 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. As you prepare for holiday gatherings, get vaccinated for flu to protect yourself, your friends, and your loved ones from flu and its complications, such as deadly cases of pneumonia. While you’re at the doctor or the pharmacy, ask about other vaccines covered by Medicare, including pneumococcal, shingles, and Tdap (which covers both tetanus and whooping cough). These vaccines are vital for your health—and the health of those around you.

Spread Holiday Cheer. Not the Flu. Placemat (blue)

Spread Holiday Cheer. Not the Flu. Placemat (red)

Give the Gift that Won't Keep on Giving Placemat

Holiday Checklist - 8x11 Flyer

Spread Holiday Cheer - 8x11 Flyer

Spread Holiday Cheer - 8x11 Flyer (Snowman)

Spread Holiday Cheer - 5x7 Flyer (red)

Spread Holiday Cheer - 5x7 Flyer (blue)

Holiday Flu Prevention [QuickTime, 14 MB, 1 min 8 sec]

Everyone 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine. Protect yourself and your family during the holidays!



Love Your Grandmother - Encourage her to get Vaccinated - Video Password is: pass

By Protecting Myself, I'm Protecting Her Flyer

Protect Yourself and Your Family By Getting Vaccinate Flyer 8x11


/Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviews the recommended adult (anyone over 18 years old) immunization schedule to ensure that the schedule reflects current recommendations for the licensed vaccines.