Louisville’s heath department and Jefferson County Public Schools are embarking on a campaign to immunize thousands of students against the flu. The immunization campaign was launched two years ago in response to the H1N1 outbreak. This year’s free doses of combined H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine are funded by various federal programs. Health department spokesman… Continue reading Flu Shots Begin This Week At Jefferson County Public Schools
Kentucky and Indiana are both reporting widespread flu activity. Flu season typically runs through May.
Indiana public health officials have reported six recent flu deaths, and 16 for the season,
The clinic is only for those 18 and older. Also people at risk such as pregnant women and anyone over 50 should be vaccinated. The clinic will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Health department director Dr. Adewale Troutman says the vaccines are free, but can only be offered at schools where at least 80 percent of the students are on free or reduced lunch.
Starting Thursday, residents can visit firehouses and other sites across the city to get an immunization, which this year includes both the seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccine.
Medical Director Dr. Matt Zahn says for the first time the CDC is recommending a combined seasonal and H1N1 flu shot for everyone over six months old.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky has seen a slight decline in H1N1 flu cases in recent weeks, and state health officials are hoping the Thanksgiving holiday weekend will help continue the trend. Kentucky Health Commissioner Dr. William Hacker says flu activity usually drops off when school is out. “In a public forum, like shopping… Continue reading Health Officials Urge Diligence Against H1N1 During Holiday
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh There’s been a slight decline in swine flu activity in Kentucky, but state health officials say there’s still more flu going around than normal for this time of year. H1N1, or swine flu, is still widespread in Kentucky, but state Health Commissioner Dr. William Hacker says there has been… Continue reading Kentucky Officials Report Slight H1N1 Decline
Another public vaccination clinic for H1N1 will be held Tuesday in west Louisville. Health department spokesperson Kathy Harrison says about three thousand doses of the vaccine will be available for distribution at the New Zion Baptist Church, 1501 South 34th Street, from 3-7pm, or as long as supplies last. The doses are intended for people… Continue reading West Louisville H1N1 Clinic Set For Tuesday
From Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio/WKYU, Bowling Green The Lincoln Trail District Health Department begins offering the H1N1 vaccine in schools this week. The district includes Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. Registered nurse Wendy Keown says first in line will be elementary students. “As we receive more vaccine, we’re going to… Continue reading H1N1 Vaccinations To Begin At Many Central Kentucky Schools