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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

  • December 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Trinity Baptist Church
    808 East 224th Street
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

Brooklyn

  • December 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Betances Health Center, Bushwick
    1427 Broadway
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

Manhattan

  • 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 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Harlem United, Willis Green Jr. Health Center
    123-125 W. 124th Street, 2nd Floor
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

  • 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

  • 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

  • December 6, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Christ United Methodist Church
    1890 Forest Avenue
    Note: COVID-19 testing will be available at this event.

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.

Additional Resources

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