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.
Family Warning Others After Wife & Mother Loses Flu BattleA North Texas mother of three has died from the flu. Now her family is sharing their traumatic experience and encouraging others to take this year's dangerous strain of influenza seriously.
Rush For Flu Vaccine Continues Across North TexasThe number of people dying from the flu has gone up again in North Texas. Both Collin and Hunt County reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Monday.
Fear Of Flu Leads Many To Get Vaccinated As Hospitalizations, Deaths RiseDallas County and other North Texas health departments are overrun with people -- who are only now getting vaccinated for fear they'll get the flu. The rush comes even though health officials have urged people to get their shot since last September.
Texas H1N1 Deaths Prompt Some To Get Flu VaccinationsTexas already has a higher than average number of flu cases. In fact, averages here are some of the highest in the country. Now, a particularly dangerous and deadly strain of the flu is spreading across the state.
Dallas County Offers Free Flu VaccinesDallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults.
Study: High-Dose Flu Shot Better Protects Seniors A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group. Regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. Sanofi Pasteur's Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosted that to 50 percent.
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.
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
Employers To Feel Impact Of 2013 Flu SeasonSome hospitals in North Texas have instituted a strict new flu vaccine policy for employees. And while most employers are not requiring employees to be vaccinated, local economists say most businesses should be concerned about the flu outbreak.