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Flu

Updated May 22, 2017

ActivityFlu cases to date 5-19-17

Flu case monitoring for the 2016-2017 has ended. From Oct. 1 through May 19, a total of 2,274 cases of flu were reported in Northern Kentucky, as shown in the graphic at right. Additionally, 14 deaths were reported, all in adults with risk factors that made them more susceptible to complications from flu.

In 2015-2016, a total of 1,896 cases were reported. Three deaths, all in adults with underlying medical conditions, were also reported.

Fact sheet
Details about flu are contained in our fact sheet.

News release
Read the latest news release about seasonal flu.

Vaccination

The Health Department is offering flu vaccine by appointment at its four county health centers,  The Health Department will offer the quadrivalent vaccine, which protects against four strains of the flu virus.

Cost is $25, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. The cost of flu vaccine is covered by Medicaid and the federal program Vaccine for Children for those who are eligible. The Health Department will vaccinate anyone who wishes to receive it, but individuals with private insurance may want to consider getting vaccinated by another provider, as the Health Department does not directly bill private insurance plans.

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