LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Fayette County Health Department reported the city's first flu-related death of the season as flu cases continue to increase.
There were 172 lab-confirmed flu cases this week, up 15 cases since last Wednesday.
LFCHD encourages residents to remember that lab-confirmed cases only reflect a small percentage of flu cases in Lexington. Many providers use rapid testing, which is not required to be reported to state/local health departments.
A flu shot for ages 6 months and older is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. Get your free flu shot by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in our Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike, by calling 859-288-2483!— Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (@LFCHD) April 6, 2022
Free flu shots are available by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday in LFCHD's Public Health Clinic, located at 650 Newtown Pike, or by calling 859-288-2483.