With Kentucky heading into flu season’s peak, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department continues to provide flu shots to help people keep from getting sick.
Lexington now has 30 confirmed cases of the flu, which traditionally hits its peak in January/February in Kentucky. Of those cases, 23 have been in children.
“If you haven’t had your flu shot yet, there are still plenty of opportunities to get one,” said LFCHD spokesman Kevin Hall. “Flu shots are the best way to avoid getting the flu, and that helps protect you and every member of your family.”
Flu shots are available at the Public Health Clinic North, 805A Newtown Circle. No appointment is necessary. Flu shots cost $25, and Medicaid, Medicare B, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.
The Public Health Clinic North is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.
The seasonal flu shot, which also provides protection against H1N1, is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older.
Last year, Lexington had 305 confirmed cases of the flu. The health department provided 5,526 flu vaccinations throughout the season.
For additional information, find the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/LFCHD.
Flu information can also be found at www.LexFluCrew.com.