Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert
The Health Department recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive a flu shot as soon as possible.
Young children between 6 months and 5 years old are considered to be at high risk for the flu and should get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Other people at high risk of influenza complications include:
- People 50 years and older
- Pregnant people (any trimester)
- People with ongoing medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease
The flu vaccine is widely available throughout the City. You can visit your health care provider or check nearby locations, such as pharmacies to see if they have the flu vaccine. Pharmacies may vaccinate adults and children as young as 2 years of age.
New York City’s Health and Hospitals public health clinics also provide flu vaccines to both adults and children.
Most health insurance plans cover flu vaccination without a co-pay. There are also many ways for New Yorkers without health insurance to get low-cost vaccines including NYC Health and Hospital sites.
Find flu vaccine locations.
Get more information and resources about flu prevention.
Text 877877 and type "flu" for English or "gripe" for Spanish to find a place to get a flu shot.