Flu Cases Reported in Kentucky
Monday December 11, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 11, 2006) The Kentucky Department for Public Health has reported 3 laboratory confirmed cases of flu in the state. The cases involve two Fayette County residents and one Woodford County resident. While no flu cases have been confirmed so far this year in Louisville Metro, the presence of influenza in the state marks the beginning of flu season.
“We urge people to get a flu shot,” said Metro Health Director Dr. Adewale Troutman. “Particularly those at high risk for serious illness from the flu,” said Troutman.
Flu shots are available to anyone 6 months of age or older at the Health Department at 400 E. Gray St. weekdays 8:30 to 11:30 AM and 12:30 to 3:30 PM until December 22. No appointments are necessary.
Flu shots will also be available to the general public without appointment at community clinics today and tomorrow as follows:
Tuesday, December 12, 3 to 7 PM, Harrods Creek Fire House, 8905 U.S. Highway 42
Wednesday, December 13, 8 AM to noon Louisville Commodities, 1616 Rowan Street
Flu shots are also given by appointment at the following sites. Phone the site to make an appointment.
- Middletown Health Center 200 Juneau Drive 245-1074
- Dixie Health Center 7219 Dixie Highway 937-7277
(located inside the Southwest Government Center)
- Newburg Health Center 4810 Exeter Ave 458-0778
- Highview Health Center 7201 Outer Loop 231-1459
- Neighborhood Place East 810 Barrett Ave 574-6638
Flu shots are $25. Medicare Part B or Passport insurance plans will cover the cost for flu immunizations. The Louisville Metro Health Department will not turn anyone away because of inability to pay. For information, phone MetroCall at 311 or visit www.louisvilleky.gov/health