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300 Louisville residents test positive for flu

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It's not too late to get your flu shot, even if you're starting to have some symptoms of the flu. It's not too late to get your flu shot, even if you're starting to have some symptoms of the flu.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Three-hundred people in Louisville have already tested positive for the flu this year -- and health officials say it's likely to get even worse.

Three influenza deaths among children have already been reported to the Centers for Disease Control so far this season. Health officials say kids of ages 6 months to 4 years and folks 65 and older are at the most risk.

"We really make sure that children and pregnant women -- anyone with a chronic health condition -- we really want to make sure they have the opportunity to get vaccinated," said Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness.

The best ways to prevent the spread of illness include covering your cough, washing your hands and staying home if you're sick.

It's not too late to get your flu shot, even if you're starting to have some symptoms of the flu. Here are a few locations:

Dixie Health Center
7219 Dixie Highway
502-937-7277 

Middletown Health Center
200 Juneau Drive
502-245-1074 

Newburg Health Center  
4810 Exeter Avenue
502-458-0778 

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