Tackling Respiratory Viruses

Preparing for Respiratory Virus Season

It’s not just flu season anymore. While viruses can spread all year, the end of summer through March marks the time of year when we can expect to see flu, COVID-19, and RSV circulating at higher rates in Illinois. Explore key information, resources, and guidance on flu and COVID-19 vaccines and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) prevention tools for your clinical workflow while improving outreach. Get access to engaging toolkits, handouts, reports, and social media content below to help keep children in Illinois safe from these respiratory viruses.

Important Note

Important Note: Helping parents and guardians understand the benefits of vaccinations and the other tools we have to combat these viruses is essential and means the most coming from you. This information is dedicated to supporting you in getting families back in for vaccinations and following up with your most at-risk patients.

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Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine

Resources & Outreach Materials

The AAP recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get a flu vaccine. ICAAP’s 2023-2024 Flu Vaccination Toolkit provides resources for both patients and providers, including the most up-to-date clinical guidance, strategies for increasing flu vaccine uptake in your practice, and social media images with prepared captions.

RSV Prevention

RSV Prevention Treatment

Resources & Outreach Materials

While RSV is not new, we have seen large spikes in recent RSV seasons, resulting in overburdened pediatric hospital systems. This year there are new RSV prevention tools, which are a vaccine for older adults, and Nirsevimab (Beyfortus), a long-acting antibody treatment for babies and infants, in addition to Palivizumab (SYNAGIS). Make sure you know what options are available to your patients as we navigate this year’s RSV season.

COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

Resources & Outreach Materials

COVID-19 remains a threat to the safety and well-being of all children in Illinois. Get the latest updates on vaccine advancements, implementation, and outreach strategies to help protect your patients and their loved ones.

COVID 19 Vaccine
Social Media Messaging

Build Better Patient Engagement

Social Media Posts Designed to Drive Vaccine Uptake for Respiratory Illnesses

Your patients trust your advice, but may not get to see you as often as they’d like. Help build their understanding of respiratory viruses and encourage COVID-19, Flu, and RSV vaccinations with these easy-to-use social media graphics. Simply download the zip folder and start sharing to your social media platforms!

Topics Include:

  • The Benefits of Flu Vaccines
  • Encouraging Co-Administration of Flu & COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Community-Based Messaging to Drive Engagement
  • Important Information on RSV & Symptoms
  • Ways to Limit the Spread of Germs
  • Tips for Caring for a Sick Child
  • Easy-to-Understand Information on Nirsevimab
  • Eligibility for Synagis
Social Media Messaging