Take Action Against the Flu

New Yorkers are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine.

TOP Take Action Against the Flu

Protect Yourself

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Flu Prevention

Get the Facts

Get Vaccinated

The flu shot can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Stop the Spread of Germs

Wash your hands. Avoid sick people. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects. Small steps can help prevent infection.

Who Needs a Flu Shot?

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza.

Getting a flu shot only takes a few minutes and continues to be the best way to help prevent the spread of the flu among family members, friends and co-workers.

Dr. Howard Zucker

Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

More Information on the Flu

Flu Activity and Prevalence

Find the weekly report on flu activity across the state, including a geographic breakdown of reported flu cases.

New York State Department of Health

Find complete and up-to-date information on this year's flu season at the Department of Health's website.