Health Department giving away free flu shots in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering free flu shots on Thursday at Fayette Mall.

The free shots will be available Thursday from 1-7 p.m. near the interior entrance of Dillard's.

The flu shot is recommended for people 6 months and older. More than 1,100 people took part in the department's free flu shot clinic in 2018.

Lexington had five flu-related deaths last season.

The health department will also offer shots that are not free from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday. It also offers shots from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike.

The cost of a flu shot varies based on insurance, so call 859-288-2483 for details. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and most insurance plans are accepted.

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