Flu season will be here soon, and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has begun offering vaccines.
The seasonal flu shot also protects against the H1N1 strain and is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and up.
Shots cost $25 and are available on a walk-in basis at the Public Health Clinic North, 805A Newtown Circle. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.
The health department accepts Medicaid, Medicare Part B, cash, checks, credit cards and some private insurance plans.
Lexington had 305 confirmed cases of flu last year. The health department administered 5,526 flu vaccines.
"Getting a seasonal flu shot is the quickest, easiest and most effective way to avoid the flu each fall and winter," Lois Davis, public health nursing manager, said in a news release issued by the health department.
She said plenty of vaccine is available this year.