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 are expected to 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.
You can receive the flu vaccine at the same time as all other vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine.
Be sure to call ahead to check for vaccine availability.
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.
No registration or appointments are necessary, unless otherwise noted.
There are no upcoming scheduled events in Manhattan at this time.
There are no upcoming scheduled events in Staten Island at this time.
More events will be scheduled throughout this flu season, so check back here to find one near you.
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.
Flu vaccinations administered to children aged 18 years or younger must be reported to the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR). For patients ages 19 years and older, providers are strongly encouraged to report administered flu vaccines to the CIR with the patient’s verbal or written consent.