Monday, December 3, 2012
First case of the flu reported in Lexington
as National Influenza Week kicks off
Lexington has its first reported case of the flu, just as National Influenza Week kicks off across the country.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is urging anyone who has yet to get a flu shot to do so as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 2-9). The health department offers flu shots 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Public Health Clinic at 805A Newtown Circle. No appointment is necessary, and the cost for a flu shot is $25. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.
The seasonal flu shot, which also provides protection against H1N1, is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older.
“A flu shot remains the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu,” said Lois Davis, the health department’s public health nursing manager. “It also helps you keep from spreading the flu to your friends, family and co-workers, so with plenty of the vaccine available, now is a great time to come get a shot.”
For additional information, find the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. Flu information can also be found at LexFLuCrew.com.
From Lexington-Fayette County Health Department