There's no vaccine for COVID-19. But there's one for influenza - Get the shot, not the flu.
Influenza --“the flu”-- and COVID-19 are both highly contagious virus that spreads easily, especially in the workplace. Anyone can become seriously ill from both viruses, even healthy people.
This year, it is more important than ever to get your flu shot. Getting your flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu and its complications. Not only will the flu shot reduce your risk of getting sick from the flu, it will also help to ensure that NYC’s health care resources will be available for those who need them most.
Now more than ever, everyone needs to do their part to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like flu and COVID-19.
The City and its unions offer free flu shots to municipal employees and their families. All employees, dependents, and pre-Medicare retirees eligible for New York City health benefits are covered to receive a flu vaccination at no-cost.
✔ WorkWell NYC clinics
✔ Participating pharmacies
✔ In-network medical offices
WorkWell NYC flu shot clinics are open to ALL City employees, regardless of agency or work location. Flu shots are available in each of the 5 boroughs.
Make an appointment at any clinic here or by calling 866-481-4391, Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm.
To ensure safety for both nurses and employees, participants must:
☑ Make an appointment for their flu shot at www.apschedule.com/nycflu (username: nyc, password: flu) and arrive at their scheduled appointment time. Walk-ins will not be permitted.
☑ Maintain social distance at all times.
☑ Wear a face covering at all times.
☑ Fill out a consent form before arriving at the clinic site to minimize contact time.
All nurses will wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including a N95 mask or medical equivalent, a disposable lab coat, gloves, and eye shields while performing all vaccinations. Nurses will use hand sanitizer whenever gloves are changed. Nurse stations will be disinfected after each vaccination.
On the go? Free flu shots are available at participating pharmacies across the City. Read More
|➣||All employees, dependents and pre-Medicare retirees covered by City health benefits can get flu shots free of cost at a participating pharmacy here.|
|➣||Check with your health insurance provider to identify pharmacies that participate in your plan.|
|➣||Bring your medical insurance card with you to the pharmacy.|
Your co-pay will be waived if getting the flu shot is the sole purpose of your visit. Read More
|➣||All employees, dependents and pre-Medicare retirees covered by City health benefits can get flu shots free of cost at an in-network physician’s office.|
|➣||Your visit co-pay will be waived if the sole purpose of your visit is to get your flu shot.|
|➣||Visit your health plan website to find an in-network physician near you|
Get the facts on the flu shot and find answers to frequently asked questions. Read More
Influenza – the “flu” – is a serious disease that is the 3rd leading cause of death in NYC, along with pneumonia. Even healthy people can become very ill from the flu. The flu can also make existing health conditions like heart disease, asthma, and diabetes even worse.
The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting the flu and spreading it to others. Everyone aged 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine every year.
|➣||FAQs: Get answers to common questions on the WorkWell NYC flu shot program here|
|➣||Myths vs Facts: Learn the truth behind common myths about the flu shot here|
|➣||Health Bulletin: Understand the risks and symptoms of the flu and how to protect yourself here.|
|➣||Covid-19 and Flu: Learn what you need to know to stay protected from these threats here.|