Kosair Tests Portable ER For Possible H1N1 Surge

From WFPL’s Haley Hart As part of their emergency preparedness plan, officials at Kosair Children’s Hospital tested a portable field hospital Friday. The inflatable tent can double the hospital’s overflow capacity. Safety Director Bill Farrell says the test was prompted by the possibility of escalating H1N1 cases. “Our ERs have in September hit record numbers […]

Indiana Launches Flu Shot Campaign

Officials in Indiana are launching a statewide media campaign to enourage people to get vaccinated for both the seasonal and H1N1 flu. Governor Mitch Daniels and State Health Department Commissioner Judy Monroe announced the campaign as they received their seasonal flu shots Wednesday in the governor’s office. The first shipments of H1N1 vaccine have begun […]

State Has Hotline for Public's Questions about H1N1 Flu

Today, Gov. Steve Beshear announced the state now has a telephone hotline for people with questions about the H1N1 flu. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Within its first hour of operation Monday, 10 people had called the hotline, which the public can call and talk to a live person. The number is 877-843-7727. William Hacker […]

H1N1 Hotline Up And Running

Kentucky’s Department for Public Health opened a toll-free hotline Monday for people with questions about the H1N1 flu. The hotline was funded with federal dollars and will operate daily through December. It could operate longer based on public demand. Kentucky health commissioner William Hacker says priority groups will get doses from the first shipments of […]

Seasonal Flu Shots Available

The Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness will begin offering seasonal flu shots today. Spokesperson Kathy Harrison says the vaccine is being made available a little earlier this year. “We would like to go ahead and get as many of the seasonal flu shots out there as possible, so that when the H1N1 vaccine […]