Disease Prevention & Control

Flu Activity in Northern Kentucky

To track how flu is circulating in the community, NKY Health monitors flu cases from October to May each year. Cases are reported by local health care providers and hospitals. Flu monitoring for the 2021-2022 season began on Oct. 1.

During the 2021-2022 flu season, a total of 1,343 cases of flu were reported in Northern Kentucky.

 

Flu Vaccination

All people age 6 months and older should be vaccinated for flu. Medicare and most private health insurance providers will cover flu vaccination as a preventive service. If you are interested in receiving the flu vaccine, please contact your health care provider.

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Flu: A Guide for Parents

Flu can be very dangerous for children. CDC estimates that since 2010, between 6,000 and 26,000 children younger than 5 years have been hospitalized each year in the United States because of influenza.

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No More Excuses: You Need a Flu Vaccine

The best times and best reasons to get vaccinated for flu every year.

 

 

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People 65 Years and Older Need a Flu Shot

People 65 years and older are at higher risk of developing serious complications from flu, compared with young, healthy adults.

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Pregnant? You Need a Flu Shot

Pregnant people should get a flu shot to protect themselves and their baby against flu. Pregnant people are at higher risk of developing serious flu illness, including being hospitalized.

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What You Should Know About Influenza (Flu) Antiviral Drugs

Influenza antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid, or an inhaled powder) that fight against flu in your body.

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Take 3 Actions to Fight Flu

CDC Says “Take 3” Actions To Fight Flu.

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More information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC – Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19​

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