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Antibiotic Awareness Week

2021 Antibiotic Awareness Week

CDC’s U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week Events:

Thursday, November 18, 9-10 a.m. CST

  • Join the global Twitter Storm using the official hashtags #WAAW and #AntibioticResistance.
  • The CDC plans to send out approximately 13 tweets from our @CDCgov, @CDC_NCEZID, @CDC_AR & @DrKhabbazCDC Twitter handles.
  • They will push out a tweet every 5 minutes during the hour, starting with this tweet at 10 AM EST: #AntibioticResistance is still a #PublicHealth threat during the #COVID19 pandemic. CDC experts are closely monitoring the possible effects of COVID-19 on the national state of AR & antibiotic use. Read more: #WAAW.
  • The CDC encourages you to tweet the above message from your organization’s Twitter handle at 10 AM EST to start off the Twitter Storm and use the following hashtags in all of your tweets: #AntibioticResistance and #WAAW.
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November 17, 2-3 p.m. CST

November 18, 1-2 p.m. CST

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week: 

The U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) will be observed November 18-24, 2021. This annual one-week observance highlights the steps everyone can take to improve antibiotic prescribing and use.

Please join the Texas DSHS in the fight against antibiotic resistance by becoming more aware of actions to improve antibiotic prescribing and use (The Texas DSHS commissioner’s invitation for healthcare providers to join the fight against antimicrobial resistance). 

Simple actions such as posting the CDC's Be Antibiotics Aware educational materials throughout your facilities or place of work will improve awareness about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to effectively treat infections, protect patients, and combat antibiotic resistance. 

Sign-up for the DSHS and the CDC e-mail listservs for news and updates on antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use!

CDC resources to use in observation of USAAW:

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Last updated November 15, 2021