Advocacy efforts promoting the importance of vaccines have never been more important. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) named vaccine hesitancy one of the top ten threats to global public health and pockets of low vaccination rates across the United States have resulted in a number of infectious disease outbreaks, including measles, hepatitis A and others.
On Thursday, October 3 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET, IDWeek will host a Twitterstorm – a sudden, coordinated spike in activity on a certain topic on Twitter – to share vaccine-positive messages and tell others about the importance of vaccination.
Join us and share why you choose to vaccinate, pledge to get vaccinated or tell a personal story about how vaccines have impacted your life to create a positive narrative surrounding vaccination.
Encourage your followers to also participate and don’t forget to use our dedicated Twitterstorm hashtag!
Note: The hashtag will be revealed the day of the event to prevent people from using it ahead of time. The purpose of this is for the Twitterstorm to create a spike in activity and get the event trending on Twitter (as measured by use of the Twitterstorm hashtag).