Flu Shots

Experts Advise Getting Vaccinated Regardless Of Flu Season SeverityIt's time to get your flu shots! The precautionary measure is important, but health experts seem to be in disagreement about how bad the 2105 flu season will be.
Fort Worth Leaders Roll Up Their Sleeves For Flu ShotsHealth officials across Texas have been urging residents to get their flu shots and Wednesday leaders from Tarrant County and the City of Fort Worth set out to lead by example.
Family Warning Others After Wife & Mother Loses Flu BattleA North Texas mother of three has died from the flu. Now her family is sharing their traumatic experience and encouraging others to take this year's dangerous strain of influenza seriously.
Doctors Warn Vaccinated Patients To Watch For Flu SymptomsAs the flu virus continues its deadly spread across North Texas, health officials are telling those who have been avoiding flu shots that there is still time to get protected. And many hold outs are beginning to listen.
Firefighters Taking Flu Prevention Message Door-To-DoorThe small lobby of the Neighborhood Clinic on Collins in Arlington was cramped with patients Monday, many of them suffering flu-like symptoms. When asked if the number of patients was larger than normal a doctor said, "Oh goodness, yes!"
Fear Of Flu Leads Many To Get Vaccinated As Hospitalizations, Deaths RiseDallas 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.
PSA Urges Texans To Get Flu Shots Texas first lady Anita Perry has joined forces with state health officials to urge people to get flu shots.
Flu Fears Spreading Across The MetroplexThe flu has gotten so bad across North Texas that some events have been canceled, and hospitals are changing old habits to stop the virus from spreading any further.
As Kids Head Back To School, Flu Worries FollowThe 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.
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.
DFW Doctor Talks Flu & Bacteria StudyDr. Crystal Foster looks ahead at the upcoming flu season, and discusses a study about how the bacteria inside of humans could impact a person's weight.
Government Shutdown's Impact On Flu SeasonFlu season is here, and Dallas County has already reported its first confirmed death from the illness. But there is a new reason this year that doctors are warning people about the importance of getting the flu shot.
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