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.
Doctors: Ebola Fears Making People Forget About Flu DangersWhile doctors don’t underestimate the viciousness of the Ebola virus they say the greater threat to public health, by far, is influenza. They're concerned fears about Ebola will make people forget to get vaccinated.
Texas A&M To Dedicate Flu Vaccine CenterGov. Rick Perry will join other dignitaries in College Station at the dedication of what's described as a national pandemic influenza vaccine facility.