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Study: High-Dose Flu Shot Better Protects Seniors

A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group. Regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosted that to 50 percent.

10/23/2013

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Government Shutdown Stops CDC Flu Monitoring

Routine warnings to get a flu vaccine have a new sense of urgency in the wake of the government shutdown. The Centers for Disease control is no longer monitoring the spread of influenza and other infectious diseases.

10/02/2013

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Severe Egg Allergy? There’s Now A Flu Shot For You

People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots. A federal advisory panel on Thursday said a new vaccine that’s made without eggs is an option for adults with severe allergies.

06/20/2013

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Think You’ve Scrubbed The Flu Bug? Think Again!

TV remotes. Cell phones. Keyboards. We all touch them…over and over…everyday. Flu germs can live on surfaces up to 48 hours

CBS 11–01/17/2013

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Exercise Everday May Keep Flu Away

When it comes to avoiding the flu, doctors say getting the vaccine provides the most protection, but it’s not a guarantee. So many North Texans are looking for ways to boost their immune systems and say exercise is a secret weapon.

CBS 11–01/17/2013

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Study Confirms Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It’s safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths

01/16/2013

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Dallas County Gets More Flu Vaccines

A new shipment of the flu vaccine is going to be available Wednesday in Dallas County. The health department is set to receive 2,000 doses. But they are not for everybody.

01/16/2013

Day Care Centers Taking Extra Steps To Keep Kids Flu Free

Mother’s day out programs and day cares in North Texas are noticing a slight decrease in attendance as the flu season kicks into high gear.

CBS 11–01/11/2013

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Tamiflu Supply Is Scarce In North Texas

Tamiflu, the most widely prescribed drug to treat the flu, is in short supply in North Texas.

CBS 11–01/11/2013

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Flu Resources

This year’s flu season has been especially bad for the nation, with many states seeing widespread cases. Here are several resources to help you and your family avoid the illness, or get better faster.

01/11/2013

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Free Flu Clinic Traveling Through The Metroplex

Free flu clinic for children traveling through the metroplex this spring.

01/09/2013

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Schools & Hospitals Battling Intense Flu Season

As North Texas deals with one of the worst outbreaks of flu in years, schools are dealing with an increased pressure to keep germs from spreading.

01/08/2013

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