NEW! Parents: Learn more about enterovirus!
New testing is allowing for faster results for enterovirus. This means the number of confirmed cases will likely rise over the next few days, but this doesn’t represent a real-time influx of new cases. Instead, it’s just better, faster reporting of the numbers. Here’s some information about enterovirus, including ways to stay safe! Check out a handy fact sheet by clicking here.
NEW! LFCHD provides 1,498 free flu shots at special one-day clinic
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department helped almost 1,500 people stay protected from the flu this fall and winter following a special one-day clinic to provide free flu shots.
LFCHD employees gave 1,498 free flu shots in Oct. 9 as part of its annual free flu shot clinic, which provides the community with vaccinations while allowing the department to test its emergency preparedness. The seasonal flu shot is recommended to all people ages 6 months and older.
Flu shots are available 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 805A Newtown Circle. No appointment is necessary, and the cost is $30. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.
NEW! LFCHD one of first in country to receive national accreditation
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program began in 2013 to improve consistency and quality among more than 3,000 state and local public health departments. LFCHD is one of a select group of five Kentucky health departments and 44 across the nation to be accredited to date.
”Achieving accreditation indicates that the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the community by striving to continuously improve the quality of the services it delivers,” said PHAB Board of Directors Chair Carol Moehrle, MD. ”Accreditation also promotes consistency in meeting standards. With an ever-increasing number of health departments now applying for and becoming accredited, you will be able to expect to receive the same quality of public health services wherever you go in the United States.”
“Lexington can be proud of our health department, and our health department is proud of Lexington,” said Dr. Rice Leach, Lexington’s commissioner of health. “We have been helping Lexington be well since 1904 and are among the first in the country to receive this national accreditation. This would not have happened without significant help from many other agencies, the University of Kentucky, the business community and several individuals.
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