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Resources on Flu Vaccination Available in Numerous Languages
CMS to launch social media campaign promoting vaccination

As flu season gets underway, providers are encouraged to promote vaccinations. To assist in this effort, Cal MediConnect has created free materials in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Dzongkha, English, Farsi, Hmong, Karen, Kirundi, Korean, Japanese, Nepali, Oromo, Polish, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has also provided promotion resources — including draft Facebook posts, tweets and emails — that providers may customize for use in social media and email. Participation is particularly beneficial on Dec. 5, when CMS will promote its #FightFlu! campaign. All resources are available online. Providers that elect to participate in the social media campaign should inform CMS.