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 […]
Kentucky’s top health official is strongly defending the safety and efficacy of the H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine, which continues to arrive in the commonwealth.
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 […]
The first doses of the H1N1 vaccine have arrived in Louisville.
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 […]
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 […]
Louisville health officials have confirmed the city’s first H1N1-related death.
While schools and houses of worship have been in the spotlight for possible hotbeds of H1N1 this fall, sports coaches are worried about the infection taking out large portions of their team. University of Louisville football players got their seasonal flu shots last week. Coach Steve Kragthorpe says when a team spends so much time […]
The Kentucky Department of Public Health now says H1N1 flu activity in Kentucky is widespread, which is the highest level.
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 […]