Douglas County Flu Surveillance

Influenza, more commonly known as flu, is currently not a reportable disease to the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. Therefore, it is often difficult for the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to accurately track influenza rates as it moves through the county and the state.  One indicator used for flu surveillance is the presentation of influenza-like illness (ILI) patients at health care facilities.

We have compiled the Douglas County Flu Surveillance tool as a way to as accurately as possible keep the community informed about the level of influenza present. You can visit the tool via this link throughout the flu season to examine the level of flu activity.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza-like illness is defined as a patient with a fever above 100 degrees with a sore throat and/or cough without a known cause other than influenza.  We encourage anyone 6 months or older to get a flu shot because it is the best protection against the flu. You can read more information here about flu shot availability at the Health Department’s clinic.

The Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, 200 Maine St., offers flu shots on a walk-in basis during clinic hours. No appointment is necessary. The Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health accepts private insurance, Medicare Part B, Medicaid and KanCare insurance plans.

Additionally, the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health currently has scheduled community flu vaccination clinics in Douglas County communities. Participants should bring health insurance information or cash, credit card or check. The remaining clinics will be:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 — 4-6 p.m., Lecompton Community Building, 333 Elmore St., Lecompton.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 — 4-6:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
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Contact Us

  1. Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health


    Email the Department

    200 Maine Street
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    Directions

    Office
    Phone: 785-843-3060
    Fax: 785-843-3161

    WIC Line
    Phone: 785-856-5350

    Clinic
    Phone: 785-843-0721
    Fax: 785-843-2930


    Office Hours


    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    (Closed from noon - 1 p.m.)

    Staff Directory
  2. STD/Vaginal Infection Walk-In Clinic Hours


    Make a Same-Day Appointment via Our Online Check-Inn App

    Monday

    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Tuesday
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Wednesday
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Thursday
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Friday
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


    Clinic Hours


    Monday
    10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Tuesday
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Wednesday
    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Thursday
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Friday
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.