Plans for H1N1 Vaccine Clinics In Every Louisville School Outlined

Health department officials announced today their plans for running H1N1 vaccine clinics at all the schools in Jefferson County over a three week period. They’re touting the effort as the largest school immunization project since the Salk Polio Vaccine trial in the 1950’s. Health Department Director Dr. Adewale Troutman says all 135 JCPS schools and… Continue reading Plans for H1N1 Vaccine Clinics In Every Louisville School Outlined

Kentucky Officials Report Slight H1N1 Decline

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

West Louisville H1N1 Clinic Set For Tuesday

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

H1N1 Vaccinations To Begin At Many Central Kentucky Schools

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

H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Set For West Louisville

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold an H1N1 vaccination clinic next week in west Louisville for people at high risk of contracting the swine flu. Officials say three-thousand doses of H1N1 vaccine will be administered next Tuesday, November 24 at the New Zion Baptist Church at 1501 South 34th Street.… Continue reading H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Set For West Louisville

JCPS Planning H1N1 Vaccine Clinics

The Jefferson County Public School district is planning three weeks of H1N1 vaccine clinics for students starting November 30th. JCPS Coordinator of Health Services Bonnie Ciarroccki says officials don’t know how many doses of H1N1 vaccine they’ll have to distribute. The health department is supplying the vaccine. Ciarroccki says they plan to vaccinate schools throughout… Continue reading JCPS Planning H1N1 Vaccine Clinics

Vaccine Clinic Ends Ahead Of Schedule

With supplies nearly exhausted, a mass H1N1 vaccination clinic in Louisville ended ahead of schedule Thursday afternoon. Health department officials shut down the lines at 1pm, seven hours before the scheduled end of the clinic outside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. More than 19,000 doses of the vaccine were administered during the clinic that began Wednesday morning. Health deparment… Continue reading Vaccine Clinic Ends Ahead Of Schedule

Update: Thousands Attend H1N1 Vaccine Clinic in Louisville

Original story and photos by Stephanie Crosby Thousands of Louisville residents have been getting H1N1 vaccinations  in the city’s first mass vaccination clinic. Health department officials say 12,613 doses were administered on the first day of the clinic Wednesday, and 7,000 more doses will be available on Thursday. The parking lot off Floyd Street just south… Continue reading Update: Thousands Attend H1N1 Vaccine Clinic in Louisville

H1N1 Vaccine Still Slow to Arrive in KY

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The number of doses of H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine allocated to Kentucky has doubled in the last week, but demand still far outstrips supply. State Epidemiologist Dr. Kraig Humbaugh says Kentucky has been allocated 342-thousand doses, and 215-thousand doses have been shipped. “Even though we’ve doubled the number… Continue reading H1N1 Vaccine Still Slow to Arrive in KY

Health Officials Await More H1N1 Vaccine Doses

The availability of H1N1 vaccines across the country changes on a daily basis, and health officials in Kentucky and Indiana are keeping a close eye on news from the CDC so they can distribute the vaccine as rapidly as possible. Indiana State Health Department spokesperson Melissa Dexter says they check new distribution information from CDC… Continue reading Health Officials Await More H1N1 Vaccine Doses