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Register here: COMING SOON (9/29)!

Thank you for visiting our page to register for your free flu shot 3-7 p.m. Oct. 13 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. 

You can register here: COMING SOON (9/29)!

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.
  • 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 Thursday in our Public Health Clinic. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine.              
  • The monkeypox vaccine will NOT be available at this special clinic. The monkeypox vaccine is available by same-day appointment Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in our Public Health Clinic. Register online at www.lfchd.org/monkeypox to schedule your monkeypox vaccine.     

Please stay home if you are experiencing any of the following:

COVID-19

Please stay home if you have currently tested positive for COVID-19, are under isolation or quarantine orders or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Possible symptoms that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Monkeypox

Please stay home if you have currently tested positive for monkeypox, or are experiencing monkeypox symptoms.

Monkeypox symptoms

  • People with monkeypox get a rash
  • The rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing.
  • The rash can initially look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy.

Other symptoms of monkeypox can include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Exhaustion
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Headache
  • Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)

You may experience all or only a few symptoms

  • Sometimes, people have flu-like symptoms before the rash.
  • Some people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms.
  • Others only experience a rash.

https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/symptoms.html

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 3 feet with other staff throughout the event.

What measures will be in place to prevent the spread of monkeypox?

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. They will also sanitize the table surfaces between participants at their station. Staff at the event will observe social distancing of 3 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. 13, 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. The CDC now recommends the high-dose flu vaccine for people over 65 years of age. However, the flu vaccine we are providing is approved for people over 65 years of age. The high-dose vaccine 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.

For more information about the flu vaccine, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm.

Free Flu Shots in Public Health Clinic

Starting Monday, Oct. 3: Flu shots are available for free all season by same-day appointment only at LFCHD’s Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike. Please call 859-288-2483 to make an appointment; walk-ins will not be accepted in the Public Health Clinic.

Flu Information

“An annual flu shot is the best way to fight the flu each fall and winter,” LFCHD spokesperson Kevin Hall said. “The flu shot remains important this year 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.