Thursday, October 15, 2009

KET Call-In Show "Flu Season '09: What You Need to Know" Set for Oct. 20

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) call-in program airs Tues., Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central

Send KET questions for the show via e-mail NOW: flu@ket.org

H1N1 and seasonal flu are now widespread in Kentucky. On Oct. 20, KET goes live to answer your questions about symptoms, vaccinations, and preventive measures.

Health experts will take your calls about H1N1, or swine flu; how you can protect yourself and those you care for; and what you need to know about the potential impact of the flu pandemic at school, at work, and at home. During the program, call the number on the TV screen with questions or e-mail us your questions in advance.

Panelists:

  • William Hacker, MD FAAP CPE, Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health
  • Chris Nelson, MD, Chief Epidemiologist, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
  • Ruth Carrico, PhD RN, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville
  • Melinda Rowe, MD, Commissioner, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

You can also contact the Kentucky Department for Public Health's influenza hotline at 1(877)843-7727 for more information about H1N1 or seasonal influenza.

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