Lexington-Fayette County Health Department offering free flu shots at special event

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is once again giving residents the chance to fight the flu for free. The department’s annual free flu shot event will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Consolidated Baptist Church’s Andrew Center, 1625 Russell Cave Road. “An annual flu shot is the best way to fight the flu each fall and winter,” LFCHD spokesman Kevin Hall said. “The special...

Health Department reports Kentucky flu activity level is widespread for 9th consecutive week

Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are reporting “widespread” flu activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the ninth consecutive week. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly...

Your Health: Best treatment for the flu has always been prevention, including vaccination

By Dr. Mehul Suthar Special to KyForward   As fall settles in, so does the flu season.   The myriad of advertisements and signs for the flu shot should not be ignored. The influenza virus causes a contagious respiratory illness that can lead to a range of symptoms. For many, the flu is about a week of cough, congestion, muscle pains and fevers. For others, especially the elderly and young...