(AP) – State health officials have confirmed the first two cases of the flu in Kentucky this season.
The cases are from Jefferson and Kenton counties. Jefferson County includes the state’s largest city, Louisville. Kenton County is in northern Kentucky near Cincinnati.
Officials with the Kentucky Department of Public Health file a weekly report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Kentucky’s flu status. Officials say Kentucky is classified as “sporadic,” the lowest level of flu activity.
Health officials urged people to get a flu shot as soon as possible. It takes about two weeks to develop immunity to the virus after you receive the shot. Officials say they expect Kentucky will not have a shortage of flu vaccines this year.