A whooping cough epidemic continues to spread across North Texas. New cases have been reported in Parker and Wise counties.
Hundreds of North Texans endured the heat to get their children vaccinated last minute, making sure their kids won’t be turned away on the first day of school for not having updated shot records.
At the moment, the only sounds coming from 4-month-old Mason Shepherd are the typical gurgles of a contented baby. But, earlier this summer a horrible cough had his parents worried and thinking the worst.
Despite a measles outbreak in Tarrant County, dozens of families spent their day outdoors enjoying the cooler North Texas weather.
Believe it or not, students will be returning to class at the end of next month. So, health officials in Dallas County are already urging parents to make sure their children have all their vaccinations.
Dallas County Health and Human Services officials announced that free flu immunizations will be given to the public beginning this week and throughout this flu season.
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.
Whooping cough is making a deadly resurgence in Texas. In all of 2011, there were 961 reported cases statewide. Through April of this year, though, there have been 424 cases, including one that resulted in the death of a Dallas child.
A federal advisory panel wants all U.S. adults to get vaccinated against whooping cough.
An Arlington back-to-school immunization event on Saturday could attract a lot of students from out of the area.
Scores of North Texas parents are rushing to get their kids immunized before school starts. The last minute push was evident at a Tarrant County immunization clinic on Monday.
As school districts across Texas prepare for a busy school year, county agencies are setting up public immunization clinics across the region. Find where you can take your child here.