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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.

Flu Vaccination Events

There will be 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

  • November 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    St. Augustine Our Lady of Victory Church
    1512 Webster Avenue

  • November 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Urban Health Plan
    1054 Simpson Street
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

Brooklyn

  • November 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Mixteca
    245 23rd Street
    Appointments are required. To register, call 929-489-2388.

  • November 21, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Church of God East Flatbush
    409 East 95th Street (between Willmohr Street and Lenox Road)
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

  • November 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Academy of Medical & Public Health Services
    5306 Third Avenue, Second Floor

Manhattan

  • November 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Betances Health Center
    280 Henry Street
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

  • November 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    First Spanish United Methodist Church
    163 E 111th Street
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

  • November 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Ryan Health Center
    645 10th Avenue

  • November 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Doctors at the Ready Mobile Van
    Across from the East Harlem Health Action Center at 158 East 15th Street
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

  • November 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Ryan Health Center
    645 10th Avenue

  • November 29, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
    268 Canal St, 1/F
    Appointments are required. To register, call 929-362-3020.

  • December 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Doctors at the Ready Mobile Van
    Across from the East Harlem Health Action Center at 158 East 115th Street
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

  • December 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    First Spanish United Methodist Church
    163 East 111th Street
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

  • December 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Ryan Health Center
    645 10th Avenue

  • December 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    First Spanish United Methodist Church
    163 East 111th Street
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

  • December 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Ryan Health Center
    645 10th Avenue

Queens

  • November 20, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    YMCA Jamaica
    89-25 Parsons Boulevard

  • November 22, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    New York Hall of Science
    47-01 111th Street
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

  • November 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Matador Muay Thai
    35-15 Junction Boulevard

  • December 5, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Urban Health Plan/Plaza del Sol
    37-16 108th Street
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

Staten Island

  • November 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Beacon Christian Community Health Center
    2079 Forest Avenue
    To request an appointment, text the word "FLUSHOT" to 64600 or call 718-815-6560.

  • November 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    La Colmena
    774 Port Richmond Avenue

  • November 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    St. Roch's Church
    602 Port Richmond Avenue

  • November 23, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    St. Roch's Church
    602 Port Richmond Avenue

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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