Flu-Stricken Texas Teacher's Death Puts Focus On AntiviralsA North Texas teacher who died after getting sick from the flu became a talking point after her husband said she didn't immediately fill her antiviral drug prescription because the co-pay was too high.
Researchers Claim To Have Developed A Universal Flu Vaccineresearchers at Georgia State University claim they've developed a way to produce a "universal flu vaccine" that could protect patients for several years with just one shot.
DCHHS Now Offering Free Flu VaccineThe flu vaccine is free for all uninsured and low-income Dallas County residents.
Study Prompts Call To Examine Flu Vaccine And MiscarriageA puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.
Adult Flu Vaccines Now Available In Dallas CountyDCHHS is offering the shots $20 and if the adult is covered by Medicare, the vaccine is free. DCHHS is awaiting shipment of the children’s flu vaccine.
Texas Professor Invents Breath Monitor That Can Detect The FluA University of Texas at Arlington professor has invented a breath monitor that can detect the flu. The device is similar to breathalyzers used by police officers‚ is portable, lightweight and very accurate.
Dallas County Reports First 2 Flu Related Deaths Of SeasonThe 95-year-old and 89-year-old residents of Dallas died after complications from the seasonal flu.
Texas Eyes Immunizations As More Kids File ExemptionsTexas could host the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as its rates of schoolchildren who refuse to get shots for non-medical reasons rises.
CDC: Flu Vaccine Nearly 60 Percent EffectiveThis finding is comparable to past estimates for similar flu seasons.
Time For Flu Vaccine, Updated After Misery Of Last WinterIt's flu-shot season, and health officials expect to be able to avoid a repeat of last winter's misery, when the vaccine wasn't a good match for a nasty surprise strain.
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.
Tests In Texas & 4 Other States Show Flu Vaccine Not Working WellAs predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick.