Flu Season

NYC Health Officials Urge Getting a Flu Vaccination

14 hours ago
NYC Health and Hospitals

New York City officials are urging folks to get the flu shot in an effort to help the coronavirus situation. The City is launching a multi-media ad campaign to encourage folks to get vaccinated.

“With Covid-19 still around, it is especially important to protect yourself from getting the flu and needing medical care.”

Health Commissioner Dr. David Chokshi says officials are trying to keep the energy and time spent on flu cases down because of coronavirus which has similar symptoms

“This year’s flu vaccine could be the most important one you ever get.”

Flu season

The state of New Jersey is preparing for Flu season.

Health officials say they are aiming for a 20 percent increase in the number of people vaccinated. New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli says they are worried COVID-19 coupled with the Flu will be a major problem in the state.

"This year we are preparing for the possibility of a twin-demic, a severe flu season and a resurgance of COVID-19 which could strain healthcare resources."

Perischilli says they are asking people to obtain a Flu shot as soon as possible to prevent the spread of that virus.