Influenza (Flu) 

The 2020-2021 flu season is upon us, and it’s time to proactively keep its effects to a minimum while and at the same time investing team efforts to combat COVID-19.

There are many similarities between influenza (flu) and COVID-19. Both are contagious respiratory illnesses that can lead to severe illness for many. However, a vaccine is available for the influenza (flu) virus. Watch this video.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends the influenza (flu) vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. To best protect yourself and others, please consider getting an influenza (flu) vaccine this season. Immunizations are considered preventative services and are covered by most health insurance companies with no out of pocket expenses to pay.  

For more information about influenza (flu) and COVID-19, or to view the 2019-2020 U.S. flu season estimates visit the Centers for Disease Control website.


Where can I get vaccinated?

Many places in the Louisville community are at your service to provide the flu vaccine:

FREE! Flu Shots and COVID19 Tests 

Saturday, October 31, 11:00am - 3pm, Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W. Broadway. No appointment needed. Flu shots depending on availability of vaccine. Testing and vaccines provided by UofL Healthcare. Flu shots available for individuals 6 months to 64 years of age. You can register in advance here. Preregistration is not required.

Flu shots only. Monday, November 9, 10am- 2pm, Walnut Street Baptist Church, 1143 S 3rd St. In partnership with Seed to Oaks and Walgreens. Bring ID and insurance card if you have one. 


Vaccine Finder Button: Find flu vaccines in your area. Everyone 6 months of age and older needs a flu vaccine. Click to View.


Click here to see our most recent flu activity.

Click here to see last season's flu activity.

2018-2019 flu activity.