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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.

02/08/2013

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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.

01/18/2013

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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

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Free Flu Clinic Traveling Through The Metroplex

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

01/09/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Spike In Demand Makes Flu Shot Hard To Find

The worst flu season in years has caused a sudden surge in demand for the flu vaccine, making it difficult to find at some area pharmacies.

CBS 11–01/03/2013

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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.

10/24/2012

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Flu Season Starts In North Texas

Flu season officially got underway this week and with vaccine supplies plentiful and access easy, where are the crowds? Where is the concern?

CBS 11–10/03/2012

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

09/27/2012

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/13/2012

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Is A Repeat Flu Shot Needed? This Fall, Maybe Not

Vaccine makers said this month they plan to make a record amount of flu vaccine for this fall and winter — enough for more than half the population. It’s just not clear all those people will need it.

05/27/2011

Seasonal Flu Shot May Help Your Heart

 The seasonal flu shot may carry additional benefits for your heart. 

09/20/2010

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