New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has declared that as of May 4, 2017, influenza (flu) is no longer prevalent, or widespread in New York State for the 2016-17 influenza season.  Click here to read Dr. Zucker's press release.

There are no Rockland County Department of Health flu vaccine clinics scheduled at this time. The Health Department plans to hold flu vaccine clinics again in September 2017. Check back here or call the Health Department at (845) 364-2520 in the late summer/early fall for more information.

Flu vaccine clinics are usually held September – January. The Health Department offers the flu vaccine to residents 9 years and older. The vaccine is free of charge to adults 65 years and older. 

The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.  Getting the flu vaccine is the main way to prevent the flu and its complications. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year.

For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine visit these websites:

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