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lex flu crewLEXINGTON, Ky. (1/22/13) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is providing more chances to get a flu shot this week as the number of confirmed cases in the city is now at 57.
 
Flu shots will be available until 5 p.m. today, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday 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.
 
These special hours are for one week only and will end Jan. 25. After that, the department will return to providing flu shots 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Public Health Clinic.
 
“A flu shot takes about two week to be fully effective, so this still allows time to get protected prior to the typical peak in late January/early February,” said Kevin Hall, LFCHD spokesman. “A flu shot is the best way to stay protected from the flu, and these extra hours will help anyone who has waited on getting vaccinated.”
 
The department is especially interested in providing shots to children and the elderly, two groups most at risk from complications from the flu.
 
The seasonal flu shot, which also provides protection against H1N1, is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older. Last year, Lexington had 143 confirmed cases of the flu. The health department provided more than 5,000 flu vaccinations throughout the season.
 
For additional information, find the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/LFCHD. Flu information can also be found at www.LexFluCrew.com and at (859) 288-7529.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Kevin Hall

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