ALBANY — New Yorkers are getting the flu in document numbers, Gov. Cuomo warned Thursday.
Through the previous week, the state had 7,779 confirmed influenza instances and 1,759 New Yorkers have been hospitalized with the flu — the best weekly numbers in each classes since reporting started in 2004, the state reported.
To assist fight the epidemic, Cuomo signed an govt order Thursday permitting pharmacists to manage flu vaccines to kids ages 2 to 18. Usually, pharmacists are solely allowed to provide flu pictures to these 18 and older.
“With flu instances reaching epidemic proportions in New York, we should do all the things in our energy to struggle this virus and hold New Yorkers secure,” Cuomo stated. “As soon as once more, I urge all New Yorkers to assist us fight this quick-spreading pressure of flu and ensure they and their family members are vaccinated.”
Cuomo additionally ordered the Well being Division to increase its public service promoting efforts urging folks to get vaccinated towards the flu.