As the country struggles through one of the worst flu seasons in a decade, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering free flu shots as there have already been nearly 5,300 flu cases across the Commonwealth, including 102 deaths.
Health department spokesman Kevin Hall says although flu season peaks in February, cases pop up as late as April or May. So it’s not too late to minimize exposure.
Flu shots are recommend for everyone over 6 months old and are especially important for the elderly and people with chronic health issues such as asthma or diabetes.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering free flu shots tomorrow 4-6:30 p.m. in its Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike. No appointment is necessary.