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Fight the Flu!

...I GET THE FLU FROM THE FLU VACCINE? No, you cannot get the flu from the flu shot. The flu shot contains inactivated (killed) flu viruses that cannot cause illness....

5 Things to Know this Flu Season

...from the vaccine? No, you cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine. If vaccinated individuals do become ill with flu-like symptoms, it is likely because they already contracted flu...

Back-to-School Health Tips for the 2022-2023 School Year

...get the flu shot once every year. Flu season changes every year but can start as early as October and usually peaks between December and February. Nutrition You can help your kids...

Cold Weather Tips

...Seniors should avoid going outside until walkways are clear of ice. It’s not too late to get vaccinated, as flu season can last through May. Get a free flu shot...

5 Reasons to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Shot Before, During and After Pregnancy

At NYC Health + Hospitals, you and your baby’s health and safety are our priority. That’s why we encourage any New Yorker who is pregnant, breastfeeding or wanting to become...

Vaccines: What You Should Know

...children to attend New York City public schools. And remember to get the flu vaccine annually for you and your family members. Flu is highly contagious and kills thousands of...

Beat Heat-Related Illness

...DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS Rule number one: don’t let yourself become dehydrated. Bump up your beverage intake – plain water is best – and try to keep ahead of getting...

Ask Our Expert: How to Make Sure Your Children Have Healthy Teeth

...and gums. For babies, clean gums with a soft damp cloth or baby toothbrush to remove harmful bacteria. Use a smear of fluoride toothpaste when your baby’s teeth begin to...

Managing Allergies in Children

...because they offered more side effects than benefits. What about allergy shots? Some children can benefit from allergy shots where the allergist carefully introduces small amounts of medicine, increasing it...