sorry I missed it. I'm just now looking at the tweets and some very good links that were tweeted along. You can see what what was said by searching for the hashtag #abcdrbchat. here's a couple of points made
this season's vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses
when young adults get their shot, it's older adults who benefit the most
MYTH: Flu shot gives you flu. FACT: Impossible for the flu shot to give you influenza, it does not contain live virus #abcdrbchat
Greater risk of flu complications=age 65+ & those w/chronic conditions like asthma, COPD, diabetes and heart disease
Flu is not just common cold. Flu can be severe respiratory illness, and can lead to complications or even death.
some very good credentialed people were doing most of the talking, including the American Lung Association (@LungAssociation), @ClevelandClinic, @AmerAcadPeds, @CDCFlu, and various doctors and pediatricians.
People were asking questions and also responding to various prompts, which were numbered.
@askmanny got me seriously into twitter around about 2007. he's a very good follow and has thousands of followers himself ( he doesn't follow everyone, though). if you are interested in getting started on twitter, I'd be willing to help answer any questions. I'm @MarieBe, tweeting mostly about diabetes, art, cooking, politics and local news. Twitter is fun! and it's really great on your smartphone. I also like to follow the action at big meetings and conventions like Friends for Life, because organizers always decide on a hashtag for the event, and you can then see what EVERYONE is saying about it, not just the ppl you follow.
our @diabeteshf has 25.6K followers, so quite a reach. we follow approx 2600. We do get a lot of attention during #BigBlueTest time for our community.
Also on World Diabetes Day (there might be a specific hashtag for 2015, but I don't see it yet) but search for #WDD and you'll see scads of cool info. last year, we briefly were a a Twitter "Trending Topic" on Nov 14. it was very exciting.