The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is once again giving residents the chance to fight the flu for free.
The department’s annual free flu shot event will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Consolidated Baptist Church’s Andrew Center, 1625 Russell Cave Road.
The seasonal flu shot is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older. Last year, Lexington had seven deaths from flu-related causes. The health department provided 2,434 flu shots throughout the season, including 1,498 at last year’s free flu shot clinic.
For community members unable to get their flu shots at the free event, the health department will offer flu shots from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike, starting Oct. 2. No appointment is necessary, and the cost for a regular flu shot is $30. A high-dose vaccine is available for $49 for ages 65 and older. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.
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For questions about the flu shot, call the Public Health Clinic at 859-288-2483, Option 2.