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… Continue reading Health Department Offers More H1N1 Vaccine Clinics in Feb.

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,”… Continue reading 4,000 Appointments Made to H1N1 Clinics in Two Days

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… Continue reading H1N1 General Population Clinics Start Today

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… Continue reading H1N1 Vaccine Now Available to General Population

School H1N1 Clinics Wrap Up Tomorrow

By the end of this week, H1N1 vaccine clinics will have been held at every school in Jefferson County. Health department director Dr. Adewale Troutman says he’s pleased with the participation. He’d anticipated about a third of the children would get vaccinated, and says it’s been closer to half. “And I think we did a… Continue reading School H1N1 Clinics Wrap Up Tomorrow

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