Flu (influenza) is a seasonal upper airway and lung infection that causes fever and a cough or sore throat. It is most common during the fall and winter months. Every year, about 2,000 New Yorkers die of seasonal flu and pneumonia, which can develop as a complication of the flu.
Vaccination is the best way to protect against the flu. Find a flu vaccination location using the NYC Health Map. Be sure to call ahead to check for vaccine availability.
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If you are a health care provider, check out Health Department resources and information about how providers can best treat, report and vaccinate against influenza.