Mayor’s office releases winter health plan amid ongoing 'tripledemic'
Mayor Eric Adams and the city’s health commissioner are recommending that New Yorkers get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu as infections rise to close out 2022.
This comes as New Yorkers are in the midst of celebrating Hannukah or gearing up to spend Christmas with family, and the mayor’s office says a return to good practices is pivotal in stopping a possible surge.
Kids as young as 6 months are now able to get the latest addition of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is being offered at all 11 New York City Health + Hospitals locations.
“Five million at-home tests were distributed through this network, 12 million masks were distributed, we came together as a city and combined our efforts to make sure that New Yorkers were prepared,” said Adams. ”We continue to do so as we move forward during the season that's in front of us."
The mayor added that there are 75 test-to-treat mobile units citywide that provide Paxlovid for those who test positive for COVID-19, and 50 of those spots also offer flu and RSV testing.