Anyone wanting to get an early start fighting the flu can do so at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department starting Wednesday, Sept. 21.
The health department will offer flu shots 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at its Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. No appointment is necessary, and the cost for a flu shot is $30. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.
“A seasonal flu shot is the best way to avoid getting the flu each fall and winter,” LFCHD spokesman Kevin Hall said. “It’s an easy and inexpensive way for a person to protect themselves and their family.”
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will also give residents the chance to fight the flu for free.
The department’s annual free flu shot event will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at two locations:
Consolidated Baptist Church’s Andrew Center, 1625 Russell Cave Road;
Southland Christian Church, 2349 Richmond Road.
“We’re prepared to give as many as 2,000 free shots on Oct. 20,” Hall said. “By expanding to two locations, we can not only provide the service to more people across Lexington, it allows us to test our emergency preparedness skills by giving several shots in a short amount of time.”
The seasonal flu shot is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older. Last year, Lexington had 130 confirmed cases of the flu. The health department provided 1,151 free shots at last year’s special clinic.
For additional information about the 2016-17 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 by calling the Public Health Clinic at 859-288-2483 option 2.