LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington-Fayette County Health Department announced Wednesday that the city's lab-confirmed flu cases more than doubled since December 8.
There are now 35 flu cases, which is up from the 17 total flu cases reported last Wednesday.
LFCHD recommends a flu shot for ages 6-months and older as the best way to stay protected from the flu and its potentially serious complications.
Free flu shots are available by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday, or Friday in LFCHD's Public Health Clinic, located at 650 Newtown Pike, or by calling 859-288-2483.
LFCHD also encourages residents to remember that lab-confirmed cases only reflect a small percentage of flu cases actually in Lexington. Many providers use rapid testing, which is not required to be reported to state or local health departments.
Lexington’s lab-confirmed flu cases more than doubled in the past week: There are now 35 cases, up from 17 total cases 7 days ago.— Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (@LFCHD) December 15, 2021
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