This year, #jabathon will run from 8 – 12 October 2018.

#jabathon is a week-long social media campaign, run by the flu fighter team, aimed at encouraging NHS and social care staff to share their reasons for getting the flu vaccination and to nominate others to get theirs.

#jabathon helps to start a conversation on social media about the importance of getting your flu jab to protect yourself and those around you.

Here’s how you can get involved this year:

Join the conversation in #jabathon week by sharing your reasons for getting the flu jab and nominating two other people to get theirs.  Why not share an image of you receiving your jab or download and print this sign, add your reason for getting the flu jab and take a picture for Twitter. Don’t forget to tag two other people in your tweet and to use the #jabathon hashtag! Here's an example tweet you might want to use:

I had my flu jab to protect myself and those around me. I nominate @Nominee1 @Nominee2 #jabathon

Throughout the week we will be sharing and retweeting tweets on the @NHSflufighter account, so make sure to get tweeting. Could you arrange for your medical director, director of nursing or your chief executive to have their jab and share a picture from your organisation’s Twitter account during #jabathon?

You can also use our jabathon image or our NHS70 jabathon image to promote jabathon in your organisation.

Need more ideas? Take a look at this Twitter moment from last year’s jabathon.

Add a twibbon
Place a #jabathon twibbon onto your Twitter account to show that you and your organisation are supporting #jabathon. It's free and takes a couple of clicks to do.

Hold a #jabathon event
Could you hold an event during #jabathon to help spread the word among your staff about the importance of getting the flu jab? Perhaps you could hold a #jabathon themed vaccination session? Organisations have created a buzz in the past by vaccinating their local sports team!

Download our jabathon poster or NHS 70 version of the poster and add your event details to spread the word. If you are planning on something special, email us to let us know.

#jabathon logo

Add this jabathon logo to anything you might be doing this jabathon.

Email signature
Add this banner to your email signature to show your support for jabathon. To use the banner, right click on image and select 'save picture as'. Don’t forget to link the banner to our #jabathon webpage: www.nhsemployers.org/jabathon

jabathon email banner

Promotional text
Let colleagues in your organisation know you’re supporting #jabathon by adapting this text for use on your intranet or other communications channels.

This year’s #jabathon runs from 8-12 October 2018. We’re supporting the week-long campaign which aims to start conversations between NHS and social care staff about why it is important to get the flu jab. Take part by sharing your reasons for getting the flu jab on #jabathon and nominating two others get theirs. Find out more about #jabathon campaign and how to get involved on the #jabathon website www.nhsemployers.org/jabathon

Why flu matters
Our dedicated flu matters webpage contains facts about flu, the vaccine and the clinical evidence behind flu and the jab. Share the page with staff to help them make an informed choice about having the flu jab.

See what took place during last year's jabathon.

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