City healthcare workers urging Latino community to get vaccine

The season of giving is fast approaching — but not the one you think.

Each year, thousands of New Yorkers come down with influenza, spreading it to loved ones and strangers alike as the flu season reaches its typical peak in January and February.

In order to get a jump on the flu season before it kicks into high gear, the city’s health care workers are getting the word out about the importance of getting the flu vaccine.

“The vaccine is safe, its effective, and it’s the best way that we have to prevent the spread of the disease,” said Deborah Acevedo, a community health outreach nurse coordinator at New York-Presbyterian’s Ambulatory Care Network.
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