Fayette Co Health department to host public clinics for flu shots

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will provide low-cost seasonal flu shots throughout the fall and winter.

Seasonal flu vaccines will be available by appointment starting Sept. 1 at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

The health department will also provide vaccinations for H1N1 flu, commonly referred to as “swine flu,” once the shots are available later this fall. Details of the H1N1 vaccination schedule are unavailable at this time but will be on the LFCHD website and on the flu hotline once they are completed.

Appointments for seasonal flu shots will be scheduled starting Sept. 21. To make an appointment at 805 Newtown Circle, call 288-2483; for 2433 Regency Road, call 899-5201.

The Primary Care Center at 650 Newtown Pike is prepared to make appointments for its regular patients to get their flu shots by calling 288-2307.

Beginning Sept. 21, the health department will offer walk-in flu shots at the Public Health Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

Shots cost $25, and Medicaid, Medicare B, cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

The health department will be hosting public clinics for seasonal flu shots at the following locations:

* 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sept. 13, Cathedral of Christ the King, 299 Colony Blvd.;

* 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 26, William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St.;

* 12:30-2:30 p.m., Oct. 3, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle;

* 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 4, Newman Center, 320 Rose Ln.;

* 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 4, Southern Hills United Methodist Church, 2356 Harrodsburg Road;

* 1-3 p.m., Oct. 4, Bracktown Baptist Church, 3016 Bracktown Road;

* 3-5 p.m., Oct. 5, Rock La Roca United Methodist Church, 1015 N. Limestone;

* 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 8, Fifth-Third Bank (Lexington Financial Center), 250 W. Main St.;

* 1-4 p.m., Oct. 8, Lexington Public Library Village Branch, 2185 Versailles Road;

* 2-5 p.m., Oct. 9, Pax Christi Catholic Church, 400 Victoria Way;

* 1-4 p.m., Oct. 11, Imani Baptist Church, 1555 Georgetown Road;

* 2-6 p.m., Oct. 11, Second Sunday, downtown Lexington;

* 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 12; Senior Citizen Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road;

* 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 15, Lexington Public Library Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Drive;

* 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 16, Lexington Public Library Eagle Creek Branch, 101 N. Eagle Creek Drive;

* 1-4 p.m., Oct. 16, Lexington Public Library Central Branch, 140 E. Main St.;

* 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 17, Lexington Public Library Beaumont Branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way;

* 1-4 p.m., Oct. 17, Lexington Public Library Northside Branch, 1733 Russell Cave Road;

* 5-8 p.m., Oct. 21, St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2351 Alumni Drive.

Shots at these public clinics cost $25, and Medicaid, Medicare B, cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

The seasonal flu shot is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older.

To learn more about the health department’s flu activities, call the flu hotline at 288-7529 for updated clinic information.

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