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Lee Majors Urges Seniors To Get Flu Shots

He’s best known for his roles in TV’s “The Six Million Dollar Man,” and as “The Fall Guy,” but in his latest role, actor Lee Majors is urging adults 65 and older who are at higher risk for the flu and flu-related symptoms, to get their flu shots.


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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.


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Health Officials: Except In Texas, Worst Of Flu Season May Be Over

The worst of the flu season appears to be over. The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, except in Texas where flu activity was still high.


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DFW Doctor Talks Flu, Alzheimer’s, ADHD

Dr. Crystal Foster joins CBS 11 News to talk about the latest flu season updates, a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease treatment, and a possible rise in ADHD cases.


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More Free Flu Shots Available At Garland Clinic

An early and aggressive start to the flu season has sickened thousands of North Texans, and those who have not gotten the flu shot yet are set to run out of excuses.


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CDC: Flu Deaths Increase “Sharply” As Epidemic Continues

A flu epidemic continues to hit the United States, according to newly released statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the week of January 6-12, 8.2 percent of all deaths were tied to influenza and pneumonia.


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CDC: U.S. Flu Season Starts Early, Could Be Bad

Flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five southern states, including Texas.


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Flu Cases Confirmed In Texas, Docs Encourage Vaccination

If you’ve been putting off getting your flu shot experts advise you reconsider the approach. The virus has already started to make its way across Texas. Lab tests have confirmed a handful of influenza cases and they involve both the A and B strains.


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This Year’s Flu Vaccine Guards Against New Strains

Time to get your flu vaccine. And remember: Last year’s shot won’t protect you this year. Federal health authorities said Thursday that this year’s vaccine contains protection against two different strains.


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North Texans Urged To Get Flu Shots Early

Temperatures have barely gotten out of the triple-digits and a lot of North Texans are thinking it’s too early to get a flu shot, but health officials disagree.


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Flu Season Off To Slowest Start In Decades

Health officials say the flu season is finally here — the slowest start in nearly 25 years.


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County Health Department Offering Free Flu Shots

Health workers in Dallas County recommend residents use the freezing weather as a reminder to get their flu shots and they’re offering incentives to do it. To coincide with National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering free flu shots through the flu season.