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Seasonal Flu (Influenza)

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.

As the flu and COVID-19 will likely circulate at the same time this season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Although the flu vaccine will not prevent COVID-19, it will help decrease the risk of you and your family getting sick and needing flu-related medical care.



Be sure to call ahead to check for vaccine availability.

Outdoor Flu Vaccination Events

There will be outdoor flu vaccination pop-up events throughout the city this season.

Vaccines at these sites are available to all New Yorkers, regardless of your immigration status or whether you have insurance. People who have insurance should bring their insurance cards. Some events will also offer COVID-19 testing, as noted below. No registration or appointments are necessary unless otherwise noted. See list of events below for more information.

Upcoming Events

Bronx

  • October 25, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Saint Anthony Padua Church
    832 East 166th Street, Bronx

  • October 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Saint Athanasius Church
    878 Tiffany Street, Bronx

  • October 25, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Our Lady of Angels Church
    2860 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx (Parking lot between Sedgwick Avenue and Webb Avenue)
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event

  • October 26, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Tremont Health Action Center
    1826 Arthur Avenue, Bronx

  • October 31, 10 a.m. to noon
    World of Life International
    830 Union Avenue, Bronx

Queens

  • October 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Carleton Manor
    74-15 Beach Channel Drive, Queens
    Appointments are required. Call or text 929-377-6476 to reserve a spot.

  • October 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Redfern Houses
    15-30 Hassock Street, Queens
    Appointments are required. Call or text 929-377-6476 to reserve a spot.

  • November 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Beach 41st Street Houses
    433 Beach 40th Street, Queens
    Appointments are required. Call or text 929-377-6476 to reserve a spot.

  • November 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Ocean Bay - Oceanside Houses
    342 Beach 54th Street, Queens
    Appointments are required. Call or text 929-377-6476 to reserve a spot.

  • November 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Ocean Bay - Bayside Houses
    434 Beach 54th Street, Queens
    Appointments are required. Call or text 929-377-6476 to reserve a spot.

Staten Island

  • November 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Central Family Life
    59 Wright Street, Staten Island

More events will be scheduled throughout this flu season, so check back here to find one near you.

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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 the flu.

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