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Flu Cases Continue To Increase

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Fayette County Health Department is encouraging anyone that hasn't received a flu shot yet to do so. 

Flu season is still far from over. Sandra Breeding, a nurse practitioner at the Fayette County Health Department, says that we'll probably see the flu in to April.

Health Officials say they're seeing an increase or second wave of the virus with 513 confirmed cases and 11 deaths in Lexington. The state death count is now up to 102. 

“I would strongly encourage while we are having this wave of increased numbers to get vaccinated now before you get sick," she said.

If you are under the assumption that the vaccine won't protect you, the Health Department asks you to rethink that decision. 

"Because the flu vaccine, even though they are saying it is not as effective as it has been in past years, you're still going to get some protection. You won't be as sick if you get the flu. so the flu vaccine is still highly recommended," Breeding said. 

If you're starting to feel fatigued or you develop a high fever, check in with your doctor. It is also recommended that you wash your hands. 

The Fayette County Health Department is offering free flu shots Tuesday from 4 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. in their public health clinic. 

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