Emergency Funding In NY To Fight The Flu

(Albany, NY) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is directing the New York State Department of Health to authorize emergency funding for counties across the state to help combat the flu.

The funding will expand efforts to promote and increase access to flu vaccines statewide. There are almost 16-hundred confirmed cases of the flu in the state and some 23-hundred New Yorkers are being hospitalized because of influenza. These cases are the highest weekly numbers since reporting of the flu began in 2004.  Dutchess and Ulster counties continue to report widespread flu activity.

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