Health & Medicine

UK Healthcare to offer seasonal flu shots

UK Healthcare will offer drive-through seasonal flu shots Oct. 14 and 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The shots will be given, rain or shine, at the University of Kentucky Soccer and Softball Complex parking lot on College Way, off Alumni Drive across from The Arboretum. Alumni Drive is accessible from Nicholasville or Tates Creek roads.

This year, people are strongly encouraged to get a seasonal flu vaccine. In addition, people are urged to get a second vaccine for the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, but those shots will not be available until mid-October.

Only those ages 18 and older are eligible for the shots from UK Healthcare, and vaccinations are $20 each. Payment will be accepted in cash or by check payable to the University of Kentucky, and Medicare Part B (you must bring your card).

For more information on the program, call UK Health Connection at 1-800-333-8874.

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