Flu Season '09 Call-in program

KET call–in program (taped Tues., Oct. 20, 2009)

With H1N1 and seasonal flu now widespread in Kentucky, KET provides links and resources to answer your questions about symptoms, vaccinations, and preventive measures.

Kentucky's toll-free 2009 Flu Hotline is (877)843-7727

Health experts answer 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.

Panelists are William Hacker, MD, Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health; Chris Nelson, MD, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center; Ruth Carrico, PhD RN, University of Louisville; and Melinda Rowe, MD, Commissioner, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.


  • Kentucky’s toll-free 2009 H1N1 and seasonal influenza hotline is available at (877) 843-7727.
  • For the latest information on the flu and vaccines in Kentucky go to Kentucky Health Alerts.
  • For more information, including a national Flu Shot Locater, go to www.flu.gov.