Flu Vaccine Shot

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

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.

Others who are at high risk for flu 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 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.