Who Needs A Flu Vaccine?

Influenza, commonly referred to as the 'flu', is a severe respiratory illness that is easily spread and can lead to severe complications, even death. Each year in the U.S. on average, influenza and its related complications result in approximately 226,000 hospitalizations and over 23,600 deaths. Combined with pneumonia, influenza is the nation's eighth leading cause of death. You can help avoid getting and spreading influenza by getting vaccinated each year.

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Seasonal Influenza Information for Health Care Providers

Providers will find the latest information on vaccine supply, priority groups for immunizations, influenza activity and other information. Please check back frequently.

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2015 - 2016 Seasonal Influenza Recommendations


Older Adults

Pregnant Women and New Mothers

Health Care Personnel

Vaccination Tools

NYSDOH Notifications and Guidance Documents

Bureau of Communicable Disease Control

Bureau of Immunization

Seasonal Influenza Supply and Distribution

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Resources

Infection Control

Clinical Guidance


Patient Education