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Seasonal Influenza

Influenza activity usually lasts from October through May in the U.S.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending that everyone 6 months of age and older get their yearly flu vaccine as soon as vaccines become available in their community. 

If you have not received a flu vaccination yet this season and have been unable to find another location to receive the shot, you can call the Chemung County Health Department at 737-2028, press 2 to schedule an appointment.  The cost of the flu and pneumonia shots is covered by Medicare Part B.  The Medicare card must be brought to the clinic.

For those not on Medicare Part B, there are other options available, call to inquire about appointment and charges.

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each year.

Flu vaccines are available for children. Please call the Health Department for more information. 


The New York State Department of Health has a website dedicated to Seasonal Influenza.  To access the NYSDOH website, click HERE.

The federal Centers for Disease Control also have a website with a lot of valuable information related to Seasonal Influenza.   To access the CDC website, click HERE.  Also, the CDC has a FREE email subscription service that would allow you to receive alerts by email when new information is available.  To go to the CDC webpage to sign up to receive the free email alerts, click HERE.

Did you know? That anyone even young, healthy adults can get sick from the flu and spread it to others. Buzz buzz (text message: You coming out tonight? I can't I have the flu. My niece and girlfriend have it now too.) The short time it will take you to get a flu vaccine. Can help protect you and the ones you love. The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. #FightFlu

Did you know pregnant women can get their flu shot at any point during pregnancy? The flu shot is the best way to protect pregnant women and their babies from the flu

When you are sick with the flu, you risk missing work, missing school, and important life events. Get yourself and your family a flu vaccine now.

It's National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! Did you know that flu season can begin as early as October, it usually peaks between December and February, and it can last as late as May? As long as flu virsuses are spreading, it's not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones through fall, winter and into spring. #GetAFluVax

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