Influenza (or flu) is a seasonal respiratory (lung) infection that causes fever and a cough or sore throat. It is most common during the fall and winter months. Every year, more than 2,000 New Yorkers die of seasonal influenza and pneumonia, which can develop as a complication of flu. Vaccination is the best way to protect against the flu.
Flu vaccine for the 2018-19 flu season will be available in late summer. Check back on this page then to find locations where you and your family can get vaccinated.
Health Bulletin: Influenza / Flu (PDF)
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