Fayette County

Flu cases rising in Fayette; vaccinations recommended

With the number of confirmed flu cases in Lexington at 116, health officials remind residents to get vaccinated.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department offers $20 flu shots at its two public health clinics: 805A Newtown Circle and 2433 Regency Road. Appointments are not necessary, and Medicaid, Medicare B, cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

A flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months old or older but are especially important for children and the elderly, health department spokesman Kevin Hall said.

For additional information, call the flu hotline at (859) 288-7529 or go to Lexdflucrew.com.