Louisville To Begin Regular Season Flu Shots
Beginning September 14, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer flu shots to guard against regular seasonal flu to everyone age six months or older.
Flu shots cost $25. The nasal flu mist costs $25. Medicare Part B and Passport will cover the cost for those with those insurance plans. The Department of Public Health and Wellness never turns anyone away because of inability to pay.
Vaccine to protect against novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is now in development and should be available in Louisville later this fall or winter. The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will release information on H1N1 vaccine as such information becomes available.
“We are beginning our vaccinations for regular seasonal flu earlier this year so that we will be ready to give shots for H1N1 flu when the vaccine is ready,” said Metro Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Adewale Troutman. “While H1N1 influenza has gotten a lot of attention, we should remember that regular seasonal flu kills as many as 36,000 people in America every year.”
Walk in Clinics for Regular Seasonal Flu
The Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold its annual Louisville Slugger Flu Shot Clinic at 401 E. Main Street on Sunday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is free parking and no appointments are necessary.
The Department of Public Health and Wellness will also hold walk-in flu shot clinics in various locations. Each of these clinics will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No appointments are necessary for these clinics.