#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/8: Fight the Flu with Vaccines & More This Holiday Season

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This year more people than ever have already gotten a flu vaccine in hopes of preventing a “Twindemic” of both the flu and COVID-19.

Right now, it’s especially important for Latinos to get vaccinated since flu vaccination rates are typically lower among this group and flu related hospitalizations are higher. Latinos are also at a higher risk for type 2 diabetesobesity, and cardiovascular diseases which when combined with the flu can be deadly.

If you or someone you care for has not been vaccinated yet, there’s still time, but we must work to get the word out!

Fight the flu chatTogether we can work to stop the spread of the flu this holiday season!

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Fight the Flu with Vaccines & More This Holiday Season
  • DATE: Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020
  • TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (12 pm CST)
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: National Hispanic Medical Association (@NHMAmd); The National Foundation for Infectious Disease (@NFIDvaccines); Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (@AVACNow); Families Fighting Flu (@famfightflu)
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #fightflu #fluvaccine

We’ll open the floor to data, resources and your experiences as we explore:

  • The importance of getting vaccinated this season for the flu.
  • How to increase participation in vaccination and address myths about the flu vaccine;
  • Discuss ways to stay healthy and safe from the flu this holiday season;

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to help increase access to vaccination against the flu this holiday season!

#SaludTues is a health equity tweetchat especially focused on the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.

Interested in co-hosting a #SaludTues tweetchat?

Email us at saludamerica@uthscsa.edu and share an idea for a chat.

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of Latino youth have depressive symptoms, more than any other group besides Native American youth

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