The number of H1N1-related deaths in Kentucky has climbed to 18 in the last week, with two deaths in Jefferson County, and two others in Kenton County. State epidemiologist Dr. Kraig Humbaugh says the state has been allocated about 442-thousand doses, and about 30-percent of those are nasal spray. “I think there might be some… Continue reading H1N1 Nasal Spray is Safe, Says Kentucky Health Expert
Kentucky health officials are urging patience regarding distribution of the H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine.
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… Continue reading H1N1 Hotline Up And Running
Free flu mist vaccinations will be available next week as part of a Louisville Department of Health and Wellness emergency preparation drill.
The Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness says there’s not a risk of running out of vaccine as flu season approaches.
A small Louisville company now has the rights to develop and market a new type of cervical cancer vaccine. Advanced Cancer Therapeutics is in the process of developing an HPV vaccine, which would work differently than Gardasil – currently the only HPV vaccine on the market. President and CEO Randy Riggs says their vaccine would… Continue reading Louisville Company Gains Rights to Develop New HPV Vaccine