Lexington health department offering free flu shots

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will be giving out free flu shots on Thursday, October 22.

The free flu vaccinations will be available from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Consolidated Baptist Church’s Andrew Center, located at 1625 Russell Cave Road.

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The seasonal flu shot is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older. Last year, Lexington had 179 confirmed cases of the flu. The health department provided 2,198 vaccinations throughout the season, including 1,500 at the free flu shot clinic.

For individuals not able to get their flu shots at the free clinic, the health department will offer flu shots 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at its Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike starting Oct. 1. No appointment is necessary, and the cost for a flu shot is $30. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.

For additional information about the 2015-16 flu season, like the health department on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LFCHD, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/LFCHD.  Flu information can also be found on the flu hotline, (859) 288-7529.