Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose update

We are awaiting final guidance on booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for people ages 65 and older and 18-64 at high risk of severe COVID-19. Complete information will be posted on www.lfchd.org and our Facebook page when available.

At this time, the CDC has not recommended booster doses for those who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines.

(English & en español) 2021-22: Health department offering FREE flu shots

(Haga clic aquí para el español.) The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is giving you the chance to fight the flu for free all fall and winter.

One-Day Flu Shot Clinic

Up to 1,000 free flu shots will be given 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road. Walk-ins are accepted, and registration blocks can be made at lfchd.org/flushots2021. A special page in Spanish is available at lfchd.org/gripe2021espanol.

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.

Free Flu Shots in Public Health Clinic

Starting Monday, Oct. 4, flu shots will also be 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.

For additional information about the 2021-22 flu season, follow the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

El departamento de salud dará vacunas gratis contra la gripe

El Departamento de Salud de Lexington-Condado de Fayette le está dando a usted la oportunidad de luchar contra la gripe de forma gratuita mientras mantiene las precauciones de seguridad durante la pandemia de COVID-19.

Gracias por visitar nuestra página para registrarse para su vacuna gratuita para la gripe de 3 a 6 p.m. el 6 de octubre en la Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road. Hay espacios disponibles para proporcionar hasta 1,000 vacunas gratuitas contra la gripe en este evento de un día; Se aceptarán personas sin cita. Por favor, quédese en casa si actualmente ha dado positivo al COVID-19, está bajo órdenes de aislamiento o cuarentena o está experimentando síntomas del COVID-19. www.lfchd.org/gripe2021espanol

Puede registrarse aquí: Evento Gratuito para la Vacuna de la Gripe 2021 el 6 de octubre.

Vacunas para la Gripe Gratis en la Clínica de Salud Publica

Comenzando el lunes 4 de octubre, las vacunas para la gripe estarán disponibles de forma gratuita durante toda la temporada solo llamando para hacer cita el mismo día en la Clínica de Salud Pública del LFCHD, 650 Newtown Pike. Por favor llame al 859-288-2483 para hacer la cita; no se aceptarán personas sin cita en la Clínica de Salud Pública. 

“Una vacuna anual para la gripe es la mejor manera de combatir la gripe cada otoño e invierno,”dijo Kevin Hall, portavoz de LFCHD. “La vacuna para la gripe es especialmente importante esta temporada, mientras permanecemos en la pandemia de COVID-19. Esta puede ayudar a reducir el impacto en la totalidad de las enfermedades respiratorias en la población, la cual reducirá la carga sobre nuestro sistema de salud durante la pandemia de COVID-19.”

Además de ayudar a prevenir que se enferme con la gripe, una vacuna para la gripe puede reducir la gravedad de la enfermedad si contrae la gripe y reduce el riesgo de una hospitalización asociada con la gripe.

La vacuna para la gripe se recomienda para todas las personas de edades de 6 meses en adelante y es especialmente importante para las personas con el mayor riesgo de complicaciones graves por la gripe: bebés y niños pequeños, mujeres embarazadas, cualquier persona con enfermedades subyacentes y adultos de 50 años en adelante.

Updates to Food Service Regulation 19

The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health recently approved an update to city’s food service regulations. A summary of the changes, including definition updates and new late fees for permits, can be found here: Food Service Regulation 19 Summary.

The updates also change the health department’s internal “probation program” for restaurants. The new program will be an Enhanced Regulatory Enforcement. Establishments that score below an 85 on their regular inspection, fail an assigned follow-up inspection or require closure due to an imminent public health issue (e.g. raw sewage, no electricity, no running water, rodent or insect infestation with food adulteration) will be placed on ERE. See section 45, page 40 for details: Food Service Regulation 19.

The new regulation was adopted Sept. 13, 2021, and is effective immediately. Anyone who cannot access the information posted can contact Environmental Health at 859-231-9791.

Language Posted in Newspaper

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Board of Health voted unanimously to pass a revised Food Service Regulation on September 13, 2021. All food service establishments are encouraged to review the regulation at their earliest convenience. The summary of changes and the full document may be viewed on the LFCHD webpage (https://www.lfchd.org), specifically at https://www.lfchd.org/updates-to-food-service-regulation-19/. The public has a right to inspect Regulation 19. Requests to inspect Regulation 19 may be submitted by mail or in person at 650 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40508.

How to Get a Replacement COVID-19 Vaccine Card

If You Received Your COVID-19 Vaccine from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

The COVID-19 vaccine card received at the time of vaccination is issued by the CDC. We cannot replace your card but can provide proof vaccination if you received your COVID-19 vaccine from one of our clinics. 

To get your proof of vaccination, use this Proof of Vaccination Form or email COVIDReplacementCard@lfchd.org.

If You Received Your COVID-19 Vaccine from Other Locations

The COVID-19 vaccine card received at the time of vaccination is issued by the CDC. It cannot be replaced with a new card. Anyone vaccinated anywhere in Kentucky can get proof of a COVID-19 vaccine through the Kentucky Immunization Registry, whether you’re fully vaccinated or have only had one dose of a two-dose regimen. Call 502-564-0038 or email KYIRHelpdesk@ky.gov. Learn more at https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dehp/idb/Pages/kyir.aspx.

En español

Cómo obtener una tarjeta de vacuna COVID-19 de reemplazo

Si recibió su vacuna COVID-19 del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Lexington-Fayette

La tarjeta de vacuna COVID-19 recibida en el momento de la vacunación es emitida por los CDC. No podemos reemplazar su tarjeta, pero podemos proporcionar una prueba de vacunación si recibió su vacuna COVID-19 de una de nuestras clínicas.

Para obtener su prueba de vacunación, visite AUTORIZACIÓN PARA LA LIBERACIÓN DEL REGISTRO DE INMUNIZACIÓN DEL PACIENTE o envíe un correo electrónico a COVIDReplacementCard@lfchd.org.

Si recibió su vacuna CONTRA el COVID-19 desde otros lugares

La tarjeta de vacuna COVID-19 recibida en el momento de la vacunación es emitida por los CDC. No se puede reemplazar con una tarjeta nueva. Cualquier persona vacunada en cualquier lugar de Kentucky puede obtener prueba de una vacuna COVID-19 a través del Registro de Inmunización de Kentucky, ya sea que esté completamente vacunado o que solo haya tenido una dosis de un régimen de dos dosis. Llame al 502-564-0038 o envíe un correo electrónico a KYIRHelpdesk@ky.gov. Obtenga más información en https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dehp/idb/Pages/kyir.aspx.

Health department to spray for mosquitoes Sept. 14

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will spray for mosquitoes early on the morning of Sept. 14 in the 40505 and 40511 area codes after a bird in the area tested positive West Nile Virus. Spraying will be done between 3-6 a.m. Tuesday. For spraying to occur, the wind speed must be less than 10 mph, the temperature must be greater than 55 degrees F and there can be no rain or dense fog. The mosquito spray used by the health department only affects adult mosquitoes that are in the air at the time of spraying.

To learn more about LFCHD’s mosquito program, please visit: https://www.lfchd.org/fight-the-bite-eliminate-mosquitoes-this-summer/.

Information for positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts

You’ve tested positive for COVID-19 – now what?

We have developed this patient guide to help you with your next steps: COVID-19 Patient Guide (updated 9/8/21).

We are attempting to call all positive cases, but we cannot call someone until we have important information (names, phone numbers, test dates, etc.) from the labs. Some cases cannot be contacted because of missing lab information and/or people not answering our calls. If you have tested positive and have not been contacted by us, please send your lab results to covidreport@lfchd.org.

Close Contacts

We do not call contacts of cases. For close contacts, this guide can help you: Close Contact Quarantine Information. If you need official documentation for your place of employment, or for private schools, please email covidorders@lfchd.org.

If you are a Fayette County Public Schools contact who has been quarantined by the schools, you will be contacted by FCPS and not the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Special COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Sept. 11

NEW LOCATION: We are offering a special Saturday COVID-19 vaccination clinic! The free Pfizer vaccine will be available for ages 12 years and older 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at STEAM Academy, 1555 Georgetown Road. Walk-ins accepted, or schedule https://tiny.lfchd.org/l?eventKey=84E4CDB142E0C0D82A81C52A50163BC1.

En español

Ubicación Nueva: 12-4 p.m. sábado, 11 de septiembre, STEAM Academy, 1555 Georgetown Road . Puede programar una cita en https://tiny.lfchd.org/l?eventKey=84E4CDB142E0C0D82A81C52A50163BC1&lang=sp. Se aceptarán pacientes sin cita.

Save the date: Free flu shot clinic to be held Oct. 6

Save the date, Lexington! We’ll be giving free flu shots 3-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road. Additional details will be available soon and will post at lfchd.org and on our Facebook page.

“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.

 Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC is also urging the flu shot for essential workers, including healthcare personnel and long-term care facility staff; and people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, including adults 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities and anyone with underlying health conditions.

Fayette County Public Schools holding special COVID-19 testing sites

Note: For more testing information throughout Lexington, visit the City of Lexington’s informational page.

Fayette County Public Schools has implemented robust health and safety protocols designed to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 so that our students reap the benefits of in-person learning. in the latest effort, our health care partners will offer voluntary free COVID-19 testing for all interested FCPS students and employees on several of our campuses, district facilities, and community locations. Individuals can go to any of the testing sites regardless of where they work or attend school.

With Gravity Diagnostics, no appointments are necessary and drive-thru testing is available. Visit here to learn more about the updated locations: FCPS COVID-19 Testing Sites.