The influenza virus is now classified as "widespread" in Kentucky, the state Department for Public Health announced Thursday.
But there is still plenty of flu vaccine left in Clark County, and plenty of time to get vaccinated, said Scott Lockard, director of the Clark County Health Department.
"As we're seeing the increased spread of influenza across the state, it's very important that people get vaccinated," he said. "We have had no confirmed cases here in Clark County, so this is a great opportunity for us to get protected."
Although the biggest push to vaccinate the public comes in the fall, Lockard said a flu shot now would still be effective. The body builds immunity to the virus seven to 14 days after getting the vaccine. There are still more than 500 doses of the flu vaccine available through the Clark County Health Department.