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Twindemic: Take Action Now!

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.

 

The 411 About the Flu Shot

Get the facts on the flu shot and find answers to frequently asked questions. Read More

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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 about the flu and 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.
 

Get your Flu Shot at a Participating Pharmacy

Free flu shots are available at participating pharmacies across the City. 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 a participating pharmacy. Find a 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.
 

Get your Flu Shot from an In-Network Physician

Your 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.
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.