City officials gear up for flu season

Local officials Thursday detailed partnerships they've formed with health care clinics across the city to combat the flu threat.

At a City Hall news conference, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said the city has partnered to train 2,000 professionals at about 70 clinics.

The city has invested nearly $5 million to focus mainly on underserved communities during flu season. The H1N1 vaccine will be available by November at 18 sites across the city, officials said.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."