7:24am

Tue October 11, 2011
Science/Health

Free Flu Shot Friday

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department officials expect to give up to 2000 flu shots Friday. The special one-day event serves a dual purpose: vaccinating citizens against the flu and training health department workers for emergencies. Kevin Hall with the Health Department says the clinics helped the city handle the H1N1 outbreak in 2009.

"When you looked around the country, you had a lot people complaining about long waits in line. You had people fighting in the lines. None of that happened in Lexington and it's really because we get a chance to test this every year," Hall says.

This year's event will be held from 10 AM to 6 PM this Friday at the LFCHD's Public Health North Campus on Newtown Circle. Hall says visitors can find real time information about traffic and parking at twitter.com/lfchd.