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Flu season is here... Don’t let the flu catch you!

 

Influenza --“the flu”-- is a highly contagious virus that spreads easily between people.

The flu is most dangerous for:

Young children
People over 65 years of age

Those with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or a weakened immune system.

 

A flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your community, and your loved ones. Everyone aged 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine every year.

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.

 

There are 4 convenient ways to get your flu shot:

Workplace Clinics

Workplace Clinics

Participating Pharmacies

Participating Pharmacies

In-Network Physicians

AdvantageCare Physicians Medical Offices


Get your Flu Shot at Work

Worksite flu clinics provide employees with a quick, convenient, and effective way to protect themselves from this highly contagious disease.  Read More

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Making an appointment for your worksite flu shot is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. You can make an appointment online by visiting the online scheduler here. Enter the username nyc and the password flu to view clinics available to NYC employees.

    You can also schedule your appointment over the phone by calling 866-481-4391, Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm.
  2. Schedule your flu shot during a 10-minute time slot that’s convenient for you!
  3. Wear short sleeved clothing so the nurse can easily reach your upper arm, and bring your employee ID to your appointment. To save time, you can fill out your consent form in advance and bring it with you.

 

Don’t see a clinic at your location?

  • Events are always being added, so keep an eye out for announcements from your agency/worksite.
  • DCAS is hosting clinics at the Municipal Building (1 Centre St) for all City employees:
    • September 10th – 10:00am – 2:00pm
    • October 4th – 10:00 am – 2:00pm
    • November 8th – 10:00am – 2:00pm
    • November 20th – 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Some agencies open their clinics up to all City employees. Check the online scheduler to see if there open clinics in your area!

 

Workplace flu shots are available by appointment or walk-in.


Get your Flu Shot at a Participating Pharmacy

On the go? Free flu shots are available at participating pharmacies across the City. Read More

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Check with your insurance provider to identify participating pharmacies in your plan
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Bring your medical insurance card with you to the pharmacy

Get your Flu Shot from an In-Network Physician

Your visit co-pay will be waived if getting the flu shot is the sole purpose of your visit. Read More

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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. In-Network Physician
Visit your health plan website to find an in-network physician near you

Get your Flu Shot at AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY)

All employees, dependents and pre-Medicare retirees eligible for City health benefits can get their free flu shot at any ACPNY location, regardless of insurance provider. Read More

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AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) is a multispecialty physician practice with 36 locations across NYC and Long Island.

ACPNY locations offer pediatric vaccines for children and high-dose vaccines for those 65 years and older.

ACPNY Express for City employees, located near City Hall, offers flu shots on a walk-in basis. Appointments can be made for all ACPNY locations at http://www.acpny.com or by calling the exclusive Gold Service Line for City of New York employees at 646-680-3000 during the following hours:

 

  • Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am -1:00pm

 

Click here to find the most convenient ACPNY location for you.


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