Flu Vaccine Shot or Spray

The Health Department recommends that every New Yorker 6 months and older gets vaccinated this season, either with a shot or with a nasal spray.

Young children are considered to be at high risk for the flu and should get vaccinated as soon as possible. Health care providers can tell you which vaccine is right for you or your child.

Other people at high risk of flu complications include:

  • People over 65
  • Pregnant women
  • People with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease

The City recommends that you see your doctor to get your flu vaccine.

If your doctor doesn't have the vaccine, or if you do not have a doctor, check with your local pharmacy to see if it will be offering flu shots. NOTE: Pharmacies only vaccinate adults.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation's (HHC) public health clinics and the Health Department's immunization clinics are also offering the vaccine and serve both adults and children.