The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is warning against shampoos, air filters and face masks that claim to prevent contraction of the H1N1 flu virus. Spokesperson Bryan Corbin says the FDA released a warning recently that a number of retailers are producing such products and that they are not FDA-approved and are ineffective. He says some […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The number of doses of H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine allocated to Kentucky has doubled in the last week, but demand still far outstrips supply. State Epidemiologist Dr. Kraig Humbaugh says Kentucky has been allocated 342-thousand doses, and 215-thousand doses have been shipped. “Even though we’ve doubled the number […]
The availability of H1N1 vaccines across the country changes on a daily basis, and health officials in Kentucky and Indiana are keeping a close eye on news from the CDC so they can distribute the vaccine as rapidly as possible. Indiana State Health Department spokesperson Melissa Dexter says they check new distribution information from CDC […]
Kentucky health officials are urging patience regarding distribution of the H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine.
Health officials say a 39 yeaw old Scott County, Kentucky man is the state’s sixth H1N1, or swine flu fatality. Matt Finger died at home on October 3. Authorities say Finger had no apparent underlying health problems. Other H1N1 deaths have been recorded in Fayette (2), Jefferson, Caldwell and Christian Counties.
The University of Louisville’s drive-thru flu shot program began Tuesday morning and has once again drawn hundreds of people.
Health officials say a 60 year old Lexington woman has died from the H1N1 flu. It’s the second confirmed H1N1 death in Fayette County and the fifth in Kentucky. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says the woman had other underlying health conditions. Kentucky has also confirmed H1N1 deaths in Jefferson, Christian and Caldwell Counties.
The medical director of Louisville’s health department says the scattered shortages of seasonal flu vaccine across the region should soon be alleviated. Dr. Matt Zahn says some areas are running low or out of the seasonal vaccine because manufacturers have also been trying to get millions of doses of H1N1 vaccine distributed as quickly as […]
Health officials have been advising business owners on how to prepare for and respond to a surge in H1N1 flu cases this fall and winter. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce hosted a summit Friday in Louisville to discuss how to deal with a possible pandemic. One of the participants was Dr. Matt Zahn, Medical Director […]
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