Health Department Offers More H1N1 Vaccine Clinics in Feb.

The Louisville Department for Public Health and Wellness is offering another round of H1N1 vaccine clinics starting today, after a successful series of clinics in January. Spokesperson Dave Langdon says 54-hundred people showed up for the clinics in January, which were held at government centers and fire stations throughout the city. He says those clinics […]

4,000 Appointments Made to H1N1 Clinics in Two Days

More than four-thousand Louisvillians have made appointments for the city’s H1N1 vaccine clinics for the general public in the first two days of the clinics. Health department director Dr. Adewale Troutman says he was surprised to see over two-thousand people make appointments on the first day, and another two-thousand by noon today. “Frankly, it’s more,” […]

H1N1 General Population Clinics Start Today

H1N1 vaccine clinics start today for any Louisvillian who wants one. After running clinics in schools and at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for those considered at high risk to contract H1N1, the health department is now offering the vaccine to anyone who wants it. Director Dr. Adewale Troutman says appointment-only clinics start today. “We’ve focused […]

H1N1 Vaccine Now Available to General Population

With three weeks of H1N1 vaccine clinics at schools behind them, officials at the Louisville health department are now organizing clinics for the general public. Starting January 4th and lasting three weeks, anyone in Louisville who wants an H1N1 vaccination can get one, not just those considered at high-risk. Director Dr. Adewale Troutman says supply […]

Governor Teams Up With PBS 'Sid' for H1N1 Ads

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky is joining a national public service campaign touting the importance of swine flu vaccines, especially for children. In Kentucky, the TV ads feature Gov. Steve Beshear and Sid the Science Kid of PBS. Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says Kentucky is one […]

School H1N1 Clinics Start Today

A massive vaccination effort is underway today in Louisville schools. The Louisville Metro Department for Public Health and Wellness will hold ten school clinics per day for the next three weeks. Director Dr. Adewale Troutman says the department will provide H1N1 vaccine to students and staff members at 150 Louisville public, parochial and private schools […]

Health Officials Urge Diligence Against H1N1 During Holiday

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 […]