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.
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
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
University of Louisville Hospital is again offering drive-through flu seasonal flu shots this year. They’ll be available Tuesday and again Thursday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Here’s more information from U of L Hospital Stay away from the flu this year by getting your seasonal flu shot at University Hospital’s Drive-Thru Flu Shot on October… Continue reading U of L Hospital Offering Drive-Through Seasonal Flu Shots
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… Continue reading Seasonal Vaccine Supplies Expected At Full Strength Soon
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… Continue reading Indiana Launches Flu Shot Campaign
Louisville’s Department for Public Health and Wellness has moved up its start date on distribution of seasonal flu shots by three weeks this year in preparation for the upcoming H1N1 vaccine. Spokesperson Dave Langdon says the department will begin offering 25-dollar flu shots and nasal sprays September 14th. “We’re beginning our flu shots about three… Continue reading Health Department Moves Flu Shots Up Three Weeks