Lexington health officials recommend getting flu shot earlier this year

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Peak flu season isn't until late December, but health officials say it's not too early to start protecting yourself. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says the start of school marks the start of the spread of germs. Officials recommend you get your flu shot sooner rather than later.

"A lot of times, when people will say it's too early for the flu shot, they're thinking back to a few years ago when the flu vaccine was only recommended for six months worth of protection. Nowadays we're totally recommending that that can last the full year. So, if you're thinking it's too early to get a flu shot, it's really not," says Kevin Hall with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

The health department is giving away free flu shots on October 9. The drive-thru clinic will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Imani Life Center on 1555 Georgetown Road.

In 2013, the health department gave away 1,921 shots at its free flu shot clinic.

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