Kentucky's influenza activity is "widespread," the Kentucky Department for Public Health said Thursday.
The "widespread" classification indicates the highest level of flu activity, with laboratory-confirmed cases occurring in at least half of the regions of the state.
Roger Trent, director of the Boyle County Health Department, said at this point flu shots are not an option. All 2,850 doses ordered were used. Plus, the vaccine requires two weeks for immunity to begin, but there is hope, he notes.
"If enough people call us and are interested in vaccines, we'll put their names on a list and order more," he says.