Meanwhile, the Kentucky Department for Public Health launched a new toll-free flu hotline Monday morning. Kentuckians can call with questions about H1N1 swine flu or seasonal flu.
The toll-free number is 1-877-843-7727.
The call-in service will operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, staffed by nurses who have information about flu and flu vaccines.
Information also is available on the state's redesigned Health Alerts Web site: http://healthalerts.ky.gov. You also can follow KYHealthAlerts on Twitter.
"We want Kentuckians to be able to access the most current and accurate information related to the ongoing 2009 H1N1 flu situation," Gov. Steve Beshear said in a statement. "Particularly, now that vaccine is beginning to become available, we know that citizens will have questions about whether the H1N1 flu vaccine is right for them and when they might be able to receive it."
The flu hotline is being administered by Louisville's Kosair Children's Hospital, through a contract with the state health department with federal funding.
The hotline will operate at least through the end of December, officials said Monday.