NYC Influenza Information
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Vaccination

Anyone concerned about being ill with influenza and transmitting it to others should get the influenza vaccine this year. There are two influenza vaccine products for 2013-14. One vaccine covers three virus strains (H3N2, 2009 H1N1, and influenza B/Massachusetts). The second is a quadrivalent vaccine that has an additional “B” strain (B/Brisbane). Everyone six months of age and older is recommended to get flu vaccine, but certain people are at increased risk of complications from influenza and vaccination is especially important for them. They are:

  • Pregnant women
  • All health care workers
  • Anyone 6 months through 18 years of age, especially those under 5
  • Especially important for anyone 19 through 49 years of age
    who has an underlying health condition that increases the
    risk of complications from influenza (see list)
  • Adults 50 and older, especially those over 65
  • Anyone who lives with or cares for infants under 6 months of age
  • People who are morbidly obese (BMI ≥40 kg or 88 lbs/m2)

 

Seasonal Flu
  Get your flu shot today! Find a flu clinic near you using the Flu Locator. Please call and check on vaccine availability before going to a pharmacy location.



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