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Register here: 2021 Free Flu Shot Event on Oct. 6

Thank you for visiting our page to register for your free flu shot 3-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road. Slots are available to provide up to 1,000 free flu shots at this one-day event; walk-ins will be accepted. Please stay home if you have currently tested positive for COVID-19, are under isolation or quarantine orders or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and older. The COVID-19 vaccine is not available at the one-day flu shot clinic.

You can register here: 2021 Free Flu Shot Event on Oct. 6

Important Notes

  • Everyone ages 2 and older MUST wear a mask throughout the event.
  • When you arrive, please be prepared to provide the name of each person registered to receive a flu shot.
  • Do not wear long-sleeve or tight-fitting clothing/tops since the vaccine will be given in your upper arm.
  • Please stay home if you have currently tested positive for COVID-19, are under isolation or quarantine orders or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine will NOT be available at this special clinic. The COVID-19 vaccine is available by same-day appointment Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our Public Health Clinic. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine.

We’re answering your questions about the 2021 LFCHD Free Flu Shot Clinic, including where to pre-register, where to park and what to expect in this video below:

Frequently Asked Questions

What measures will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Everyone attending the free flu shot clinic will wear a mask at all times. Medical staff providing the flu shots will be wearing masks, eye protection and will sanitize their hands when changing their non-latex gloves between participants. Staff at the event will observe social distancing of 6 feet with other staff throughout the event.

Is there any cost for the flu shot this year?

There is no cost for the flu shot this year. You may receive a free flu shot at our special one-day event on Oct. 6, or by appointment only at the health department’s Public Health Clinic. To make your appointment in the clinic, please call 859-288-2483.

Is there information about time between COVID-19 vaccine and yearly flu shot?

COVID-19 vaccines may be administered without regard to timing of other vaccines. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/covid-19-vaccines-us.html#Coadministration

If I get my flu shot now, will I be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster if one becomes available to me in the near future?

COVID-19 vaccines may be administered without regard to timing of other vaccines. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/covid-19-vaccines-us.html#Coadministration

Will high-dose vaccine for adults over 65 years of age be available at the event?

High-dose vaccine will not be available at this year’s event. The flu vaccine is approved for people 6 months of age and older. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first high-dose flu vaccine in 2009. Prior to that date, everyone 6 months and older had one option in receiving their annual flu vaccine. We know that as we age our immune system naturally declines. Vaccine manufacturers worked to develop a vaccine that would provide people over 65 years of age with a flu vaccine that would be more effective related to their immune response. High-dose is often preferred by primary care providers for their patients over 65 for that reason. CDC does not recommend one flu vaccine over another. The flu vaccine we are providing is approved for people over 65 years of age. It is not their only option. They and their primary care provider may prefer that they are vaccinated with the high-dose vaccine.

What age group can get the flu vaccine being given at the event?

The flu vaccine that we are giving at this year’s event is approved for people 6 months of age and older.

How will you use the information I provide?

The personal information we collect is needed to communicate with you for scheduling purposes and to document your receipt of the flu vaccine. We collect demographic information, which is used by our epidemiologists without your personal information attached, to give us information about who attends our events so that we may better serve you in years to come. We do not share any personal information that is protected by HIPAA.