UPDATE: Big turnout for free flu shots in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – More than one-hundred people took advantage of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s free flu shot clinic on Tuesday, according to the health department.

Traditionally, flu season in Kentucky peaks in February and can continue into May.

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To date, there have been more than 500 confirmed cases of the flu in Fayette County this season and 12 flu-related deaths, according to the health department.

Health officials say it’s not too late to get a flu shot, regardless of its effectiveness this season because some protection is better than no protection.

Flu in Kentucky is still classified at the ‘epidemic’ level, according to the CDC.