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Seasonal flu shots now available

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

They're making an early move to fight the flu.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has shipments of the vaccine ready to give to the public.

Thursday is the first day to get this season's flu shot. Officials say while it came out earlier in the year, that's normal. They say it's never too soon to get vaccinated.

This season's flu shots have made their way into drug stores and doctor's offices across the state.

Now, the Fayette County Health Department is having its first flu shot clinic--with the new shot.

This year's shot also provides protection against the H1N1 virus, and health officials say it's very worthwhile to come out and get vaccinated.

"We're following up from H1N1 last year, so there's a lot of interest in the flu in the community. And the H1N1 is part of the vaccine this year--it's the seasonal flu shot and the H1N1 all in one vaccine," says Kevin Hall, with the Fayette County Health Department.

You can receive the shot at the Public Health Clinic North on Newtown Circle, or at the South Clinic on Regency Road.

No appointment is necessary, and the cost is $25.

Children's flu shots will be available later this month.

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