Free HIV Testing Available In Kentucky

Several agencies across Kentucky are again offering free HIV testing at various sites over the next week to coincide with National HIV Testing Day on June 27. Kentucky HIV prevention coordinator Dennis Wheatley says despite the development of a simple test and public outreach efforts, many people with HIV don’t know they’re infected. “If you […]

Revised Kentucky Immunization Schedule Begins Next Month

Effective July 1st, Kentucky is revising its immunization schedule for infants, toddlers and school-age children. Some vaccines required for school, day care, pre-school and Head Start have been added, amended, or altered. Parents should make sure their children are properly immunized, and Dr. William Hacker, Kentucky’s public health commissioner, says they have nothing to fear. […]

First Shipments of H1N1 Vaccine Coming To Region

Kentucky should begin receiving its first doses of H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine next week.  State Epidemiologist Kraig Humbaugh says the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is shipping Kentucky more than 24,000 doses of the vaccine, which initially will be in nasal spray form. “We allocated that 24,300 to our 56 local health departments.  So, […]