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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 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.

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.

No registration or appointments are necessary, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events

Bronx

  • October 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Montefiore-Mosholu Community Center
    3450 Dekalb Avenue

  • October 16, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Mexican Coalition
    389 East 150th Street

  • October 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    St. Simon Stock Church
    2191 Valentine Avenue

  • October 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
    627 East 187th Street

  • October 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Vishnu Mandir Temple
    1216 Noble Avenue

  • November 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Mexican Coalition at Our Lady of Savior Church
    2317 Washington Avenue

  • November 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Mexican Coalition at Immaculate Conception Church
    389 East 150th Street

Brooklyn

  • October 30, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Mixteca
    245 23rd Street, 2nd Floor

Manhattan

There are no upcoming scheduled events in Manhattan at this time.

Queens

  • October 17, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Masjid Al-Falah
    42-12 National Street

Staten Island

There are no upcoming scheduled events in Staten Island at this time.

Yonkers

  • November 6, noon to 4 p.m.
    Mexican Coalition at Yonkers Diner
    337 Saw Mill River Road

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

Information for Providers

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.

Additional Resources

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