Three Cases of Flu Confirmed

If you haven't had your flu shot this year, officials are warning it is time. Three cases of influenza have been reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

The confirmed cases of flu are in Fayette and Woodford Counties but so far flu activity is still classified as sporadic, which is considered the lowest activity.

Just last week, the week of Dec. 3, 2006, officials with the Barren River District Health Department told us that the number of people getting their annual flu shot was lower than normal.

Today, Dec. 11, clinical director for the Barren River District Health Department, Julia Davidson said the cold weather in the last week has motivated some people to get their shot. Davidson said it's important to get your shot before the holidays because the crowds and time of high stress can make you more susceptible to sickness.

The Health Department recommends the following people get a flu shot:

  • People who are 65 or over
  • Those with long term health problems or weak immune systems
  • Those that are pregnant
  • Children six months to five-year-old
  • And anyone who will have contact with these people

    The Warren County Health Department will hold a flu vaccine clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Davidson said the Department has about 550 vaccines and is prepared to meet the community's demand. If you would be interested in receiving a shot, you can call (270) 781-2490 to make an appointment.

    For vaccine availability in other communities in the area, you can call your local health department.