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Sept. 4, 2013
Latest flu update for #LexKy
This year, catch information, not the flu.
We're pleased to announce that the public can get flu shots at our Public Health Clinic, 805A Newtown Circle, 1-4 p.m. every Monday thru Thursday, and no appointments are necessary. The cost for a flu shot is $25. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.
What types of flu vaccines are available in our Clinic?
• Preservative free pediatric (under age 3 years)
• Vaccine for ages 3 years and above through adults
• High dose for age 65+ [preservative free]
• Quadrivalent [preservative free]
• FluMist for healthy people (non –pregnant) ages 2-49 (preservative free)
En EspanolEl Departamento de Salud de Lexington-Condado Fayette ya tiene disponibles las vacunas contra la Influenza. Puede obtenerla de Lunes a Jueves entre 1 y 4 de la tarde en la Clínica de Salud Publica localizada en 805A Newtown Circle. No es necesario hacer una cita. El costo de la vacuna es de $25 dólares. Aceptamos Medicaid, Medicare, efectivo, cheque personal, tarjetas de crédito o debito y ciertas aseguranzas privadas.
Last year, Lexington had 343 confirmed cases of the flu. The health department provided more than 3,300 flu vaccinations throughout the season.
Make sure you are ready to fight the flu! Get vaccinated. Wash your hands. Cover your cough or sneeze. Stay at home if you're sick.
Flu resources:Here are a few helpful links to address some questions you may have about the flu:
Flu shot myths addressed
Vaccine Effectiveness - How well does the flu vaccine work?
What to do if you have the flu
The Lex Flu Crew gives 1,921 free flu shots at #FreeFluFriday
Almost 2,000 people will be fighting the flu this fall and winter thanks to free shots from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
The Lex Flu Crew gave 1,921 free flu shots Oct. 11 as part of its annual Free Flu Friday event, which provides the community with vaccinations while allowing the department to test its emergency preparedness. “Free Flu Friday is always a huge success, both in terms of helping Lexington stay safer from the flu and letting the community get a closer look at the role of public health,” said Kevin Hall, health department spokesman.
Those who were unable to attend Free Flu Friday can still get a flu shot 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at 805A Newtown Circle. No appointment is necessary, and the cost is $25. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.