State seeing confirmed cases of flu as officials urge public to get vaccine

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - There are now nine confirmed flu cases in Kentucky. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Kentucky says most of those are in Louisville, along with one in northern Kentucky, and one in North Central Kentucky.

Kentucky's lists its current flu activity level as sporadic. That means there is a small number of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases.

Health officials say now is the time to get a flu shot.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is holding a free flu shot clinic on Thursday at Consolidated Baptist Church's Andrew Center, 1625 Russell Cave Road. People can stop by from 4-7 p.m. to get a free flu shot.

"An annual flu shot is the best way to fight the flu each fall and winter," LFCHD spokesman Kevin Hall said. "The special clinic lets us test our emergency preparedness skills by giving a large amount of shots in a short amount of time."

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