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Flu season is here... Don’t let the flu catch you!

Influenza --“the flu”-- is a highly contagious virus that spreads easily between people. While anyone can get sick from the flu, it can be most dangerous for young children, people over 65 years of age, and those with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or a weakened immune system.

A flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your community, and your loved ones. Everyone aged 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine every year.

The City and its unions offer free flu shots to municipal employees and their families.  All employees, dependents, and pre-Medicare retirees eligible for New York City health benefits are covered to receive a flu vaccination at no-cost.

 

There are 4 convenient ways to get your flu shot.

Click below to learn more:

Workplace Clinics

Workplace Clinics

Participating Pharmacies

Participating Pharmacies

In-Network Physicians

AdvantageCare Physicians Medical Offices


Get your Flu Shot at Work

Worksite flu clinics provide employees with a quick, convenient, and effective way to protect themselves from this highly contagious disease. Participating agencies schedule workplace clinics at the dates, times, and locations that best meet the needs of their employees.

Workplace flu shots are available by walk-in or appointment (username nyc, password flushot). Learn More

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Making an appointment for your worksite flu shot is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. You can make an appointment online by visiting the online scheduling tool here. Enter the username nyc and the password flushot to view clinics available to NYC employees. Or you can schedule your appointment over the phone by calling 866-481-4391, Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm.
  2. Schedule your flu shot during a 10-minute time slot that’s convenient for you!
  3. Download the consent form and complete it in advance of your appointment to save time. Bring your employee ID to your appointment.

 

Don’t see a clinic at your location? Events are always being added, so keep an eye out for announcements from your agency/worksite.

 

  • DCAS is hosting clinics at the Municipal Building (1 Centre St) for all City employees:
    • September 18th – 10:00am – 2:00pm
    • October 20th – 10:00 am – 2:00pm
    • November 6th – 10:00am – 2:00pm
    • November 20th – 10:00am – 2:00pm
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  • Some agencies open their clinics up to all City employees. This schedule shows open clinics across the City.

 

  • If you’re interested in bringing a flu clinic to your location, download this worksite clinic toolkit for more information.

Get your Flu Shot at a Participating Pharmacy

On the go? Benefits-eligible City of New York employees, retirees, and dependents can walk into any participating pharmacy to receive their free flu shot. Read More

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Use the NYC flu locator to find a pharmacy

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Check with your insurance provider to identify participating pharmacies in your plan

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Bring your medical insurance card with you to the pharmacy.


Get your Flu Shot from an In-Network Physician

All employees, dependents and pre-Medicare retirees covered by City health benefits can get flu shots free of cost at an in-network physician’s office.

Your visit co-pay will be waived if the sole purpose of your visit is to get your flu shot. Read More

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ZOCDOC

Need to find a doctor? Zocdoc is a free online service that helps you quickly find in-network, neighborhood doctors and book appointments online, often for the same day.

  • Find in-network neighborhood doctors for any insurance plan
  • Instantly book appointments online 24/7
  • Read verified reviews
  • Get reminders for upcoming appointments and preventive checkups
  • Complete any necessary paperwork online, in advance of your appointment

To find a physician covered by your insurance, visit zocdoc.com/nyc and search for “flu shot”.


Get your Flu Shot at AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) Medical Offices

All employees, dependents and pre-Medicare retirees eligible for City health benefits can get their free flu shot at any ACPNY location, regardless of insurance provider. Read More

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AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) is a multispecialty physician practice with 36 locations across NYC and Long Island.

ACPNY locations offer pediatric vaccines for children and high-dose vaccines for those 65 years and older.

The new ACPNY Express for City employees, located near City Hall, offers flu shots on a walk-in basis. Appointments can be made for all ACPNY locations at http://www.acpny.com or by calling the exclusive Gold Service Line for City of New York employees at 646-680-3000 during the following hours:

  • Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am -1:00pm

 

Click here to find the most convenient ACPNY location for you.


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