Health Department Vaccinates More Than 1,600 During Event

Oct 15, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Fayette County Health Department is announcing the results of its annual Free Flu Friday event.  According to a news release 1,669 shots were distributed to members of the Lexington community.

Health Department spokesman Kevin Hall said having people fill out the necessary forms in advance proved to be a timesaver. 

The event was held last Friday at Imani Family Life Center on Georgetown Road.

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.

Those who were unable to attend Free Flu Friday can still get a flu shot 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.