Walk-in flu shots still available at Public Health Clinic North
The Kentucky for Department of Public Health has lowered the flu activity level in Kentucky from widespread to regional, one step below the highest level of flu activity. We now have 91 confirmed cases of the flu in Fayette County so far this season (as of Feb. 10, 2014). If you haven't been able to get a flu shot yet, we still have them available 1-4 p.m. every Monday through Thursday at our Public Health Clinic North, 805A Newtown Circle. No appointment is necessary, and the cost is $25. Medicaid/Medicare, cash, checks, credit cards and some insurances are accepted.
For more information about the flu, including FAQs and other resources, visit www.LexFluCrew.com.
As winter weather approaches, take a moment to brush up on these safety tips
You can find additional information on winter weather safety and preparedness by visiting BeReadyLexington.com.
When winter weather arrives, it often brings with it the possibility of below freezing temperatures, power outages, flooding and more. Below, you will find links to tips that will help you protect yourself during cold weather:
NEW! March classes to help you lose weight/maintain weight-loss, eat healthy, provide breastfeeding support, manage diabetes & more
Breastfeeding Basics: FREE class for expecting parents, which covers how to breastfeed, knowing baby gets enough and information about pumps/supplies. Two sessions offered monthly. Learn more about upcoming class dates and locations here.
Diabetes Health Chats: FREE monthly support groups held at five different locations in Lexington. Learn more here.
Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group: FREE support group appropriate for anyone wishing to lose weight or maintain weight loss. Share your struggles and ideas with others on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, held noon-1 p.m. at Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road. For more information, or to pre-register, call (859) 288-2446.
William Wells Brown Community Center aerobics classes: The Lexington Division of Parks & Recreation hosts FREE classes held 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday thru May at 548 E. Sixth St. Aerobics, zumba and various fitness classes for ages 18-plus. Weight room also open 5-9 p.m. For more information, call (859) 389-6678.
NEW! Upcoming pool school operator and food manager certification class schedules
#PoolSchool is almost in session: Did you know that we require all pools and spas in Fayette County to have at least one certified pool operator on-hand during all hours of operation? If you need to get certified, click here to download the 2014 brochure, fill out the form, and send it to us via mail, or drop it off in person 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, at our Environmental Health Office at 805A Newtown Circle.
Food manager certification classes: Did you also know all food establishments in Fayette County are required to have a certified food manager on duty at all times of operation? If you need to get certified, click here to download the March-May 2014 brochure, fill out the form, and send it to us via mail, or drop it off in person 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, at our Environmental Health Office at 805A Newtown Circle.
These classes fill up quickly, so make sure to send in your registration form as soon as possible!
Lexington restaurant scores now online - scores updated Feb. 14, 2014
To help diners in Lexington stay better informed, we are now posting restaurant inspections scores on this website. We inspect about 1,500 establishments each year, twice per year. This includes restaurants, schools and universities cafeterias, supermarkets, convenience stores, farmers' markets, permanent and temporary concession stands and anywhere else food is routinely served. View online scores >
Fayette County Board of Health shows support for statewide smoking ban
The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health recently wrote a letter in support of the passage of HB 173, a comprehensive smoke-free workplace bill that will eliminate secondhand smoke from all indoor workplaces and public places. This marked a meaningful step for the Fayette County Board of Health given that the Board helped Lexington become the first city in Kentucky to pass a no-smoking ordinance more than ten years ago.
Click here to read the Board's full letter of support.