Brown said it's still much more important for senior citizens, children under age 2 and anybody with a compromised immune system to get vaccinated. Various health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and asthma, might cause problems with immune systems.
She also explained that a shot is not a guaranteed protection against the flu.
"The way those vaccines are designed, they only protect against three different strands of flu, those that are believed to be the most dangerous this season. If you get a different strand, the shot will not help at all," she said.
The vaccination will not provide any protection from bird flu either.
"We still encourage high-risk residents to get their vaccination as soon as possible," said Brown.
The most convenient way to receive a vaccination would be to come to the Asbury Health Fair on Saturday.
"That way, you don't have to make an appointment, you just have to show up," said Brown.
The health department nurses will start giving shots at 9 a.m. at the Luce Center in Wilmore, and they'll be working until they run out of vaccine.
"We're planning to take 200 doses to the fair, and when we run out, we run out," said Brown.
Unlike last year, there's no shortage of vaccine, but the demand is higher, and it might exceed the amount ordered.
"We ordered 1,500 doses ... but demand seems to be higher this year," said Brown.
Last year, the department ordered the same amount, but received only part of what was ordered.
"This year, we received the whole order," she said.
Out of this amount, there are only about 600 doses left, counting the appointments that have been already scheduled.
Some Jessamine County residents received their flu shots at the regional flu shot clinic held at Southland Christian Church. The Jessamine Health Department ran the clinic in collaboration with Fayette County, but Fayette County supplied all the vaccine.
"The clinic went wonderfully," said Brown. "It was very organized, and we had a lot of positive feedback."
No more flu clinics will be held this year, and besides the Asbury College Health Fair, the only way to get a shot is to make an appointment by calling Jessamine County Health Department at 885-4149.