The New York State Department of Health is reminding New Yorker’s that the Flu remains widespread throughout the state and the importance of getting vaccinated.
The vaccine is available to anyone aged six months and older. So far, there have been 6 Flu deaths this season in the state.
“It’s not too late to get a flu shot, even into January and February, as getting a flu shot remains the best protection against the flu,” Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald said. “The flu is easily transmitted from person-to-person and can cause serious complications that may require hospitalization.”
The latest report from the NYDOH, shows there have been 278,886 positive cases in all counties in the state of the Flu with 2,375 requiring hospitalizations. The NYDOH offers a website where you can find vaccination locations and updates by clicking HERE.