UofL Health is making 10,000 free flu vaccines available, starting Monday, in an effort to better protect the public as the regular flu season combines with the COVID-19 pandemic.

By reducing your chances of getting the flu, you help protect yourself and can also preserve medical resources for those suffering more severe symptoms of both the flu and COVID-19. During the pandemic, reducing the overall burden of respiratory illnesses is important to protect vulnerable populations at risk for severe illness. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of getting the flu by about half, and also reduces the risk for severe illness and hospitalization.

The free flu shots will be administered at the City of Shively – Community Building at 1901 Park Road in Shively. They are available from Oct. 19-23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In addition to flu shots, free COVID testing will also be available at the same site. To reduce wait times, appointments are recommended. You can schedule a flu shot, COVID test or both by calling 502-588-0414 or registering online at: www.UofLHealth.org

The flu shots are made possible in partnership with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness, City of Shively, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.