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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas A. Farley received flu shots at Duane Reade in lower Manhattan recently and urged all New Yorkers to get vaccinated. Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection that, together with pneumonia, is the third leading cause of death in New York City. Influenza season in New York typically starts in the winter months, peaking in January through March. Getting vaccinated before influenza transmission peaks is the best way to prevent infection from the virus and the suffering that comes with it. “Getting the flu is no fun at all, and it can even 51p1.jpg



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