The Kentucky Department for Public Health will be sharing information about the upcoming influenza season in the coming weeks, including a media telebriefing to discuss the seasonal flu vaccine.
The Health Alerts Web site has been updated, and more content will be added in the coming weeks. Basic facts about the seasonal flu vaccine for this year have already been added, and many providers will begin receiving the flu vaccine soon. This year, vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age or older. The seasonal flu vaccine includes the H1N1 strain, as well as other strains of flu that are expected to circulate.
You may also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information about this year's flu season.