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.
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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.