The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot each year. It is not too late to get a flu vaccine!
The flu is a contagious respiratory infection. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season.
This season’s flu vaccine will protect against the most common influenza viruses during the season. Many health care providers and pharmacies now have flu vaccine. Flu vaccines are available at the Broome County Health Department by appointment.
More information is available at Who Should Get Vaccinated Against Influenza (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.htm)
When you get vaccinated, you are protecting more than yourself, you are protecting those you love. To find out more from the Campaign to ImmuNYze All New Yorkers, CLICK HERE or the graphic above.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about current vaccine shortages and delays are available here.
All routine immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are provided for all age groups.
Flu vaccination clinics are held at the Broome County Health Department and other sites throughout Broome County during flu season.
Fees for immunizations are variable. For more information, you may call 607.778.2839.
For more information on immunizations, visit:
NYSDOH Immunization: http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/
CDC's Vaccines and Immunizations: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
NYSDOH Seasonal Influenza: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/
CDC's Seasonal Influenza: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
Vaccine Information Statements (vis) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ (CDC) that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives. Federal law requires that VIS be handed out whenever certain vaccinations are given.
VAERS is a safety surveillance program that collects information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of U.S. licensed vaccines. It is a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
For more information and directions to complete a VAERS form, you may go to www.vaers.hhs.gov.
The NCVIA is a program designed to encourage childhood vaccination by providing a streamlined system for compensation in rare instances where an injury results from vaccination.
For more information about the program, you may go to www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation.