The Health Department recommends that every New Yorker 6 months and older gets vaccinated this season, either as a shot or as a nasal spray. Health care providers can tell you which vaccine is right for you.
This includes people at high risk of flu complications:
• young children
• people over 65
• pregnant women
• people with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease.
The City recommends that you see your doctor to get your flu vaccine. If your doctor doesn't have the vaccine or you do not have a doctor, try calling your local pharmacy to see if it will be offering flu shots and if they are available.
The Health and Hospitals Corporation's (HHC) public health clinics and the Health Department's immunization clinics are also offering the vaccine.