Get your Flu Shot!
Last year in Kentucky more than 300 people died from the flu, and more than 10,000 were ill. The flu is deadly, and getting a flu shot early helps to protect you and your family.
Everyone over 6 months old should get a seasonal flu shot every year to help avoid the flu. This is especially important for people who have a high risk for flu complications, such as:
- Children age 6 months to 23 months
- Pregnant women
- Senior citizens (age 65 or older)
- Nursing home patients
- People with asthma, diabetes, heart disease or other chronic illnesses
- People who work with or live with any of these groups
Can I get the flu from the flu shot?
No! The flu shot is made of killed or weakened virus strains. The most common side effect is soreness at the injection site for 1 or 2 days.
Where can I get a flu shot?
Flu shots are available at FHC-Portland and FHC-East Broadway, Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm, no appointment needed (must be at least 18 years old). Most insurances clover the flu shot at no-cost, and if you are uninsured or not covered, shots are only $25 at time of visit.
All other Family Health Center location can provide a flu shot during a scheduled appointment. Call 774-8631 or your regular Family Health Center Location for details.