The American Lung Association’s Faces of Influenza campaign has a fabulous toolkit available this year that is free-of-charge, along with PSAs that are also free-of-charge.
They have brochures, posters, and flyers ready to print, and they have an influenza backgrounder, templates of articles and letters to the editor, press releases, print ads, and other materials ready to use.
You may download all of these materials, or you may ask that hard copies be sent to you.
There are two campaign spokespeople this year, both of whom are warm and caring individuals—one is Sarah Chalke from the television show Scrubs, and the other is Maria Canals Barrera, from the television show Wizards of Waverly Place.
If you have any questions about the materials, contact Mary Havell at the American Lung Association.
Families Fighting Flu also has materials that may be downloaded and used in flu-fighting efforts. They have posters, postcards, and brochures that may either be downloaded at no cost, or they have hard copies that may be ordered.
The Immunization Action Coalition has handouts about vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines that may be downloaded from their website free-of-charge.
The Vaccine Education Center at CHOP also has many handouts that are downloadable free-of-charge from their website.
There are lots of other organizations that have free educational material about influenza, including PKIDs.
What materials do you have that you can share with others this flu season? Tell us about them in comments, and leave URLs if you can.
By Trish Parnell
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