NYC Mandates Flu Shots for Toddlers Even After CDC Admits They Don’t Work

Unless their parents opt for a medical or religious exemption, young school children in New York City will soon be required to get a flu shot in order to attend preschool or gain access to a child care facility.

As outlined by the New York City Health Department (NYCHD), children aged 6-59 months will be barred from attending classes or being around other children in an institutional setting if they don’t first get jabbed for the flu — this, despite warnings by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that this year’s flu shot doesn’t even work.

According to, children living in New York City who fall into this age grouping will have until December 31 to either get a flu shot or file a medical or religious exemption, which parents can learn more about here: