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Communicable Disease Control

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department's unit of Epidemiology and Health Planning plays a vital role in monitoring, preventing, investigating and controlling infectious and communicable diseases in Fayette County.

Epidemiology is the study of the causes and occurrences of disease and disability in the community and the application of this study to the control of health problems. Information gathered through epidemiological studies and surveillance, along with district, state, and national data is collected, analyzed, and disseminated through reports and newsletters.

In Kentucky, health care providers and laboratories are required by law to report infectious and communicable diseases to the local health department serving the jurisdiction in which the patient resides.

An example of one communicable disease that a Lexington-Fayette County Health Department program works to prevent and control is tuberculosis (TB).

For questions about communicable disease control, please call (859) 231-9791.



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Change in services: Effective May 20, 2014, we are able to provide childhood vaccinations (must live in Fayette County, be 18 years or younger and be uninsured or underinsured). Limited appointments are available daily Monday-Friday, and appointments can be made up to a week in advance by calling the Public Health Clinic at (859) 288-2483.

Our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike is no longer able to see patients for the following programs: adult immunizations/physicals and breast/cervical cancer.

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