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Influenza (Flu) and Vaccination

 

In the Northern hemisphere, winter is the time for flu, but the exact timing and duration of flu seasons vary.

 

While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.

 

For more information on the Influenza Virus, click here: CDC's Influenza Basics Page

 

Pregnant Women are Urged to Get a Flu Vaccination

 

Influenza Vaccine Information (espanol)

Vacune (inactiva o recombinante) contra la influenza (gripe)

 

 

Childhood Vaccines

The Laurel County Health Department provides childhood immunizations through the Kentucky Vaccine Program.

 

The Kentucky Vaccine Program (previously known as the VFC program) is a federally-funded and state-operated vaccine supply program that became operational October 1, 1994.

 

The Kentucky Vaccine Program is intended to help raise childhood immunization levels in the United States, especially among infants and young children.

 

The groups of children designated to receive vaccines through the Kentucky Vaccine Program include:

  • Children enrolled in Medicaid Children who do not have health insurance
  • Children who have health insurance which does not cover immunizations
  • Children who are American Indian or Alaskan Native

PLEASE NOTE: Having a high insurance deductible does not qualify an individual as underinsured.

 

For more information on when childhood vaccines are recommended, click on the following links:

 

Vaccination Schedule 0-6 years old Vaccination Schedule 7-18 years old

 

For more information from the CDC regarding childhood vaccinations click here.

Adult Vaccines

Laurel County Health Department does provide some adult vaccinations.

 

For more information on the types of adult vaccines provided and charges associated with those vaccines, contact our office.