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LFCHD to offer free flu shots this year

Posted: 2:02 PM, Sep 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-16 14:02:02-04
Kentucky Sees Local Flu Cases

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Fayette County Health Department is offering free flu shots again to the community.

The department’s annual free flu shot event will be held 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Fayette Mall, near the interior entrance of Dillard’s. The shot is recommended for all people 6 months of age and older.

The health department provided 1,767 flu shots throughout the season, including 1,165 at last year’s free flu shot clinic.

Lexington had 5 flu-related deaths next year.

“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.”

The health department will offer walk-in flu shots 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday in the Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike, starting Oct. 1.

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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