State Department of Health Declares Influenza Prevalent in New York

December 12, 2014 1:14 PM

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State Department of Health Declares Influenza Prevalent in New York

The state Department of Health declared influenza prevalent in New York, meaning health-care workers who are not vaccinated against influenza must now wear masks when they are in contact with patients, Gannett Albany reports.

Flu shots are a safe and effective way to reduce your risk for infection during flu season and I urge all New Yorkers to get one,” said Health Commissioner Howard Zucker in a statement. “Unfortunately, not all health care workers choose to get vaccinated.

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