Health officials warn that flu season is already upon us; shots available

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 CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. 

While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the viruses most likely to cause the illness during the flu season.

Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season.

In addition, you can take everyday preventive steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs.

If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading influenza to others.

Bullitt County Health Department and VaxCare are partnering to offer flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis at the health department on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

1. Please note Bullitt County Health Department has partnered with VaxCare to provide flu shots. The billing process will be handled by VaxCare.

2. Please bring your insurance cards.

For non-insured patients or patients who do not have coverage with any insurance company, flu shots will be $23, $30 for intranasal mist, and $45 for high-dose vaccine.

3. All children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

If you are a guardian, you must bring guardianship papers with you.

We are required to copy guardianship papers on site before the flu shot/mist is administered.

4. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt for your convenience.

For any questions or for more information, please call 502-543-2415.