A man in his 40s is the third confirmed H1N1 death in Fayette County and the seventh in the state.
The man had other significant health conditions that contributed to his death, health officials said.
Meanwhile, vaccine is being made available to health care workers, considered at high risk for getting the disease, through the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. Public clinics are scheduled for November and December.
Those clinics will target other priority groups: pregnant women, people 6 months to 24 years old, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months, people ages 25 to 64 with chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems, and health care and emergency services personnel.
The death reported Friday is the third confirmed in the state this week. Health officials continue to emphasize that common-sense measures such as frequent hand washing, avoiding large gatherings and staying away from sick people are the best defenses against catching any form of flu.