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Lexington reports first case of the flu

Lexington has its first reported case of the flu.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2012) — Lexington has its first reported case of the flu, just as National Influenza Week kicks off across the country, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

The health department urges anyone who has yet to get a flu shot to do so as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 2-9). The health department offers flu shots from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Public Health Clinic at 805A Newtown Circle. No appointment is necessary, and the cost for a flu shot is $25. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurance programs are accepted.

The seasonal influenza shot, which also provides protection against H1N1, is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older.

“A flu shot remains the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu,” said Lois Davis, the health department’s public health nursing manager. “It also helps you keep from spreading the flu to your friends, family and co-workers, so with plenty of the vaccine available, now is a great time to come get a shot.”

For additional information, find the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/LFCHD. Flu information can also be found at www.LexFluCrew.com.