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Health Department offering flu shots next month

Lexington, Ky (WKYT) - An early start to the flu season has health officials offering people an early opportunity to get vaccinated.

Beginning September 4, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will offer flu shots 3-5 p.m., on Tuesdays at the Public Health Clinic at 805A Newtown Circle. The Health Department says no appointment will be necessary, and the cost for a flu shot will be $25. It will accept Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances.

“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 143 confirmed cases of the flu. The health department provided more than 5,000 flu vaccinations throughout the season.

The health department is also planning to offer a Free Flu Friday, again this year. The event provides free flu shots at a special clinic. Free Flu Friday will be held Oct. 12, at a time and location to be determined.

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