Health & Medicine

Fayette health department adds more hours for flu shots

With the number of confirmed flu cases in Fayette County now at 57, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is providing more chances to get a flu shot this week.

Shots will be available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Public Health Clinic, 805A Newtown Circle. No appointment is necessary.

The cost of a flu shot is $25. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.

The expanded hours are for one week only and end Jan. 25. Then the department returns to providing flu shots at 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays at the public health clinic.

The seasonal flu shot is recommended for all people six months and older. Last year, Lexington had 143 confirmed cases of the flu.

For additional information, call (859)288-7529 or go to