The ACHD offers Moderna bivalent COVID booster shots by appointment. Disease investigators and contact tracers monitor local cases. They contact Allen County residents who test positive and are 65 years of age or older to ensure that any questions or concerns about the virus are addressed. Current guidelines are listed on the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services website.
COVID-19 and Flu
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. The Health Department recommends anyone over 6 months to get their flu shot.
Visit your health care provider, the Health Department, one of the local pharmacies, or clinics in Allen County offering the flu shot to help protect yourself and the people around you from the spread of flu. Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurances will cover the costs. Self-Pay options are available at the Allen County Health Department. Call 270-237-4423 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm) to schedule an appointment.