Take Action Against the Flu

With influenza cases on the rise, New Yorkers are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine.

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Don't Wait. Get Vaccinated Today.

In response to the drastic rise in flu cases, all New Yorkers six months of age and over who have not yet received a flu shot are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Last week, 16,804 laboratory confirmed influenza cases were reported to the state, the highest weekly number since reporting began in 2004. The number of hospitalizations decreased for the first time since the flu was declared prevalent in December.

Flu Prevention

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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.

"Influenza is a potentially deadly disease, and getting vaccinated is the best thing New Yorkers can do to protect themselves and those around them, followed by good hand hygiene."

Dr. Howard Zucker

New York State Department of Health Commissioner

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.