Many people across North Texas are struggling to find the flu shot. However, local health officials said that there are still plenty of doses available throughout the area.
For the first time this season, Collin County and Hunt County are reporting flu-related deaths. A total of 34 people in North Texas have now died after flu-related complications.
The number of people dying from the flu has gone up again in North Texas. Both Collin and Hunt County reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Monday.
Dallas County and other North Texas health departments are overrun with people — who are only now getting vaccinated for fear they’ll get the flu. The rush comes even though health officials have urged people to get their shot since last September.
As the flu continues to spread across North Texas one woman says a deadly strain of the H1N1 virus killed her otherwise healthy husband.
Texas first lady Anita Perry has joined forces with state health officials to urge people to get flu shots.
The flu is spreading rapidly in North Texas. Late last week, there were seven hundred cases. As of Monday, the number has grown to more than 18-hundred confirmed cases.
The flu has claimed two more lives in Denton County, including that of a young girl who did not receive a flu shot.
Big New Year’s events, local health officials warn, can be ideal places to catch the flu virus.
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.
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.
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.