NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Flu season is officially here.
The State Department of Health said the virus is now “prevalent” in New York.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
That means by law, unvaccinated health care workers must wear masks while near patients, CBS2 reported.READ MORE: Man Taken Into Custody After Shooting Just Steps Away From Bronx School
The Health Department said while this year’s flu vaccine is not as effective as past years it’s still recommending anyone older that 6-months-old be vaccinated.
“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 Acting New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker.MORE NEWS: Paterson Youth Football Team Gets $10,000 Gift From New York Giants, Dunkin' Donuts
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