Anyone wanting to get an early start fighting the flu can do so at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
Beginning, Sept. 3, the health department will offer flu shots 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at its Public Health Clinic North at 805A Newtown Circle. No appointment is necessary, and the cost for a flu shot is $25. 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,” said Lois Davis, LFCHD’s Public Health nursing manager. “It’s an easy and inexpensive way for a person to protect themselves and their family.”
The seasonal flu shot, which also provides protection against H1N1, is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older. Last year, Lexington had 343 confirmed cases of the flu. The health department provided more than 3,300 flu vaccinations throughout the season.
The health department will also once again feature its Free Flu Friday event, which provides free flu shots at a special clinic. Free Flu Friday will be held Oct. 11, with the time and location to be announced soon.
For additional information, find the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/LFCHD. Flu information can also be found at www.LexFluCrew.com and on the flu hotline, (859) 288-7529.