As of January 12th the Department of Pubic Health states that the flu is now widespread in Kentucky -
The state's public health commissioner, Hiram C. Polk, Jr., said in a news release Thursday. “We urge anyone who hasn’t received a flu vaccine, particularly those at high risk for complications related to the flu, to check with local health departments or other providers.”
Getting a flu shot is recommended for people ages 6 months and older. Some individuals at high risk for developing flu-related complications include children younger than 5, especially those younger than 2; older adults; pregnant women; people living in long-term care facilities; and people who have certain chronic medical conditions, such as asthma and heart disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Good hygiene is essential to protect yourself. Wash your hands frequently and cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze. Stay home if you are sick.
If you are sick you can shorten the duration of symptoms if you catch it within the first 48 hours. Call our office today 502-365-4545 to schedule a shot or treatment!!!