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Seasonal Influenza (Flu) 

This Fall & Winter  |  Vaccine Finder  |  Steps to Avoid the Flu  |  More Info

Who needs a flu vaccine?

Everyone, Every Year!

Influenza is a virus infection that spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing.

EVEN HEALTHY PEOPLE can get the flu, and it can be serious.

That's why everyone age 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine.

This season, protect yourself — and those around you — by getting a flu vaccine.

Remember, the FLU ends with “U”!

2019–2020 Flu Season

Keep your family strong. Vaccinate. Fight Flu.

TCHD Flu Vaccination Clinic Guidelines  

  • By Appointment Only! Please call (607) 274-6616 during regular business hours to set up a time.
  • No out of pocket costs with the following insurance plans: Medicare Part B, Medicaid, BlueCross BlueShield, Total Care, Fidelis, or these Medicare Managed Plans: Secure Horizons, Today's Options, or Medicare Blue.
  • All other plans, payment due at time of service. Individuals may submit a claim for reimbursement. Most plans cover the cost of an annual flu shot.
  • Cost: $38. Cash and checks accepted. Sorry, we do not accept credit or debit cards.

Questions? Call (607) 274-6616

Learn Your Flu Facts

Dr. Cynthia Leifer, Cornell Professor of Immunology, gives you the facts about the flu. Click here to watch this video and 2 others on our YouTube channel!


Want to beat the flu? Here’s what you can do:

Image of teen getting a flu shot--CDC Public Health Image Library No9297

Everyone over 6 months old should be immunized. Call your physician or pharmacy to find out where you can get a flu shot. Or, enter your zip code in the Flu Vaccine Finder, above. When you get vaccinated, you not only reduce your risk of getting the flu, you reduce the risk to those around you. That's because even if you don't have symptoms — you're not sick — you may still be carrying the virus that could infect others.

 Image of a baby getting a flu shot--CDC Public Health Image Library No9353
There are many locations to get your flu vaccination. 
Enter your Zip Code to find one near you!

Image of a Woman sneezing into her elbow

Sneeze in your sleeve! Keep your hands clean by directing your cough or sneeze to your sleeve inside your elbow.


Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.) Teach your children to do this and set a good example by doing it yourself.

Image of ill woman blowing her nose

Get plenty of rest, eat nutritious foods, stay physically active.


Flu is easily spread from person to person. If you’re sick, protect others by staying home and getting well. You’ll appreciate it when others do the same.

Image of Cold-or-Flu chart from CDCAdditional Seasonal Flu Resources

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