The Health Department recommends that every New Yorker six months and older gets vaccinated this season, either with a shot or with a nasal spray.
Young children six months to five years old 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 65 years and older
• Pregnant women
• People with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease
Flu vaccine is widely available throughout the city. Visit your health care provider or check with nearby pharmacies to see if they have flu vaccine. Pharmacies only vaccinate adults 18 years and older.
The Health and Hospitals Corporation's (HHC) public health clinics and the Health Department's immunization clinic are also offering the vaccine and serve both adults and children.
Text FLU to 877877 to find a vaccination location near you. Standard texting rates apply.