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Flu Shots in the Flatiron District

It’s that time of year again. Hand sanitizer is kept close by at all times. Every sneezing stranger is eyed with suspicion. Flu season is upon New York City, and will linger well into spring. In that time, between 5 and 20 percent of Americans will get the flu. But you don’t have to be one of them.

Flu vaccinations, which can be administered either as a shot or a nasal spray, are the most effective treatment against the virus. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated each flu season. Young children, seniors, pregnant women, and those with chronic medical conditions are at especially high risk for the flu and should seek immediate vaccination. Fortunately, clinics and pharmacies throughout NYC offer free flu vaccines for insured customers. There are almost a dozen places to get vaccinated in the Flatiron District alone, listed below. For a more comprehensive list of vaccination centers, check out HealthMap’s Vaccine Finder.

Once vaccinated, make sure to post to your social media accounts with the hashtag #GotMyFluShot to contribute to the City's campagin to raise flu shot awareness.

List of Flatiron Vaccination Centers

Duane Reade/Walgreens:

CVS/pharmacy:

CityMD37 West 23rd Street (646-596-9267)

Flatiron Pediatrics: 27 East 22nd Street (212-460-5600)

Manhattan’s Physician Group: 21 East 22nd Street (212-460-7800)

To learn more about flu season in NYC, visit nyc.gov/flu, which contains facts about the virus, tips for preventing its spread, and information on treatment and vaccination. Flu.gov and the CDC website are two other useful resources that go in-depth about this season’s common virus strains and provide up-to-date coverage of flu surveillance. For New York specific reports on influenza activity, visit the state's Department of Health website.

 

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