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The Lex Flu Crew knows what’s good for you. We’re a special squad of seasoned professionals from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, armed with answers and advice about what’s best for you to do to protect yourself from flu. Talk to us on the Flu Hotline or stay in touch with us daily right here.

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Feb. 10, 2014
Latest flu update for #LexKy


So far this flu season, we have 91 confirmed cases of the flu in Fayette County. The Kentucky Department for Public Health just lowered Kentucky's flu status from widespread to regional, one step below the highest level of flu activity. If you haven't gotten your flu vaccination yet, there's still time!

Flu shots are available at our Public Health Clinic, 805A Newtown Circle, on a walk-in basis 1-4 p.m. every Monday thru Thursday (no appointments necessary). The cost for a flu shot is $25. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.

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El Departamento de Salud de Lexington-Condado Fayette ya tiene disponibles las vacunas contra la Influenza. Puede obtenerla de Lunes a Jueves entre 1 y 4 de la tarde en la Clínica de Salud Publica localizada en 805A Newtown Circle. No es necesario hacer una cita. El costo de la vacuna es de $25 dólares. Aceptamos Medicaid, Medicare, efectivo, cheque personal, tarjetas de crédito o debito y ciertas aseguranzas privadas.

Last year, Lexington had 343 confirmed cases of the flu. The health department provided more than 3,300 flu vaccinations throughout the season.

Make sure you are ready to fight the flu! Get vaccinated. Wash your hands. Cover your cough or sneeze. Stay at home if you're sick.

Flu resources:

Here are a few helpful links to address some questions you may have about the flu:

What is influenza, what are signs and symptoms and who should be vaccinated?

How does flu spread?

What are the "Take 3" actions to fight the flu?

Vaccine safety information Q&A

Children, the flu and the flu vaccine

Good health habits to prevent the flu

The Lex Flu Crew gives 1,921 free flu shots at #FreeFluFriday


Almost 2,000 people will be fighting the flu this fall and winter thanks to free shots from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

The Lex Flu Crew gave 1,921 free flu shots Oct. 11 as part of its annual Free Flu Friday event, which provides the community with vaccinations while allowing the department to test its emergency preparedness. “Free Flu Friday is always a huge success, both in terms of helping Lexington stay safer from the flu and letting the community get a closer look at the role of public health,” said Kevin Hall, health department spokesman.

Those who were unable to attend Free Flu Friday can still get a flu shot 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at 805A Newtown Circle. No appointment is necessary, and the cost is $25. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.