Gov. Cuomo yesterday (October 15) reminded all New Yorkers and their loved ones to get a flu shot during the upcoming flu season, which generally begins in October and runs through May.
During last year’s flu season, there were over 23,000 flu-related hospitalizations and 6 pediatric deaths in New York.
Over the last four years, the state has reported a total of 25 pediatric deaths resulting from the flu.
More information and statistics can be seen on the ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE.