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… Continue reading Governor Teams Up With PBS 'Sid' for H1N1 Ads

School H1N1 Vaccine Clinics Underway

Fern Creek Elementary School was among the first in Louisville to hold an H1N1 vaccination clinic. The county-wide clinics started today for all public, private and parochial schools in Louisville. Principal Cheryl Rigsby says Fern Creek Elementary has nearly 800 students, and about half of them returned permission slips to get an H1N1 shot or… Continue reading School H1N1 Vaccine Clinics Underway

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… Continue reading School H1N1 Clinics Start Today

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… Continue reading Health Officials Urge Diligence Against H1N1 During Holiday

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