More than $4.8 million allotted to fight flu

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The top health official in the U.S. says
Kentucky is eligible to receive more than $4.8 million to help
prepare for the upcoming swine flu season.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said
Friday that money breaks down to $3.6 million for the state to use
for a public health emergency and $1.2 million for hospital

Some of the expenses the money would be used for include
vaccinations and implementing strategies to reduce exposure to the
swine flu, or H1N1, virus.

The funds are part of a total of $260 million in Public Health
Emergency Response Grants and $90 million in Hospital Preparedness
grants to be distributed nationwide.

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