Lexington-Fayette County Health Dept. offering free flu shots on Thursday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is once again giving people the chance to fight the flu for free.

The department’s annual free flu shot event will be held 1-7 p.m. Thursday, at Fayette Mall, near the interior entrance of Dillard’s.

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The seasonal flu shot is recommended for all people ages 6 months and older. Last flu season, Lexington had 5 deaths from flu-related causes and 506 confirmed cases. The health department provided 1,767 flu shots throughout the season, including 1,165 at last year’s free flu shot clinic.

The health department says it will continue to offer flu shots from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday in the Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike, starting Oct. 1. No appointment is necessary. The cost of a flu shot varies based on insurance, so call 859-288-2483 for details. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and most insurance plans are accepted.