Kentucky Flu Levels Now Widespread

Contributor: Lance Vaught
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Updated: 1/07 3:24 pm
The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported this week that flu activity has increased from regional to widespread.

Widespread is the highest level that can be issued, meaning flu-like symptoms or flu outbreaks have affected at least half of the state.

Stephanie Mayfield, commissioner of DPH, said now is the perfect time for everyone to protect themselves and their family members by getting vaccinated. "Anyone who hasn't received a flu vaccine, particularly those at high risk for complications related to the flu, [need] to check with their health care provider, local health department or pharmacy about vaccine availability," she explained.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that an average of 23,000 deaths occur each year because of the flu in the U.S. They recommend that everyone six months old and older get a flu vaccination.

For more information about the flu or vaccination availability, you can contact your local health department or visit healthalerts.ky.gov.
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