Flu is rising in Louisville

BY: - November 9, 2023

Kentucky’s largest city is seeing a “significant” rise in flu’s presence ahead of normal peak, Louisville scientists said Thursday.  The Envirome Institute, which operates through the University of Louisville, tracks wastewater in the city and reports trends in infectious diseases.  The wastewater dashboard shows the presence of flu, which usually peaks in December and January, […]

How to get free health screenings, unlimited rides at Kentucky State Fair

BY: - August 16, 2023

During the State Fair, which begins Thursday, folks who get vaccinations at the Health Horizons Pavilion in South Wing B will get unlimited ride wristbands, courtesy of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans.  Vaccine recipients will also get the chance to win bonus rides, food vouchers and $25 gift cards from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

Kentuckians urged to get vaccinated against flu which has already killed six children

BY: - December 19, 2022

Facing the worst flu outbreak in a decade, Kentucky has already recorded the deaths of six children from influenza, equaling the record for pediatric influenza flu deaths in a single season, according to a release from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office Monday afternoon. Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to get vaccinated against the flu and said that three […]

Flu picking up in Kentucky after mild seasons during COVID-19

BY: - December 7, 2022

More cases of flu are popping up in Kentucky after masking during the pandemic kept the last few seasons relatively mild.  The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department posted on social media Wednesday that “flu is hitting hard in Lexington” with more cases in the first two months of the season than in the last three years.  […]