The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recommends that everyone 6 months old and older get vaccinated with a shot during flu season.
Young children between 6 months and 5 years old are at high risk for the flu and should get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Other people at high risk of influenza complications include:
- People 65 years and older
- Pregnant women
- People with underlying medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease
The flu vaccine is widely available throughout New York City. You can visit your health care provider or check nearby pharmacies to see if they have flu vaccines. Pharmacies only vaccinate adults who are 18 years and older.
The Health and Hospitals Corporation's public health clinics and the Health Department's immunization clinic are also offering the flu vaccine. They serve both adults and children.
Learn about flu vaccines for Pre-K, Day Care, Head Start, and Nursery Programs.
Learn more about flu vaccination and find a location to get vaccinated.
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