Save the date, Lexington! We’ll be giving free flu shots 3-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road. Additional details, including how to register online, will be available soon at www.lfchd.org/flushots2022 and on our Facebook page and special Facebook Event.
“An annual flu shot is the best way to fight the flu each fall and winter,” LFCHD spokesperson Kevin Hall said. “This continues to be especially important as we remain in the COVID-19 pandemic. It can help reduce the overall impact on respiratory illnesses on the population, which will lessen the burden on our healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
In addition to helping prevent you from getting sick with flu, a flu shot can reduce the severity of your illness if you do get flu and reduce your risk of a flu-associated hospitalization.
The seasonal flu shot is recommended for all people ages 6 months and older and is especially important for people at the highest risk of serious complications from the flu: infants and young children, pregnant women, anyone with underlying medical conditions and adults 50 and older.