Antibiotic Awareness Week

2021 Antibiotic Awareness Week

CDC’s U.S. Antibiotic AwarenessWeek Events:

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

  • Join the global Twitter Storm using theofficial hashtags #WAAW and #AntibioticResistance.
  • The CDC plans to send out approximately13 tweets from our @CDCgov, @CDC_NCEZID,@CDC_AR & @DrKhabbazCDCTwitter handles.
  • They will push out a tweet every 5minutes during the hour, starting with this tweet at 10 AM EST:#AntibioticResistance is still a #PublicHealth threat during the #COVID19pandemic. CDC experts are closely monitoring the possible effects of COVID-19on the national state of AR & antibiotic use. Read more: #WAAW.
  • The CDC encourages you to tweet theabove message from your organization’s Twitter handle at 10 AM EST to start offthe 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 AwarenessWeek: 

The U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW)will be observed November18-24, 2021. This annual one-week observance highlightsthe steps everyone can take to improve antibiotic prescribing and use.

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

Simple actions such as posting the CDC'sBe Antibiotics Aware educational materials throughout your facilities or place of work will improveawareness about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to effectivelytreat infections, protect patients, and combat antibiotic resistance. 

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

CDCresources to use in observation of USAAW:

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