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 flu vaccine. Pharmacies may vaccinate adults and children as young as two years of age.
New York City’s Health and Hospitals public health clinics and the Health Department's immunization clinic also provide 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.
Get more information and resources about flu prevention.
You can also find nearby locations by texting 877877 and typing “flu” for English (or “gripe” for Spanish)