Some 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.
Flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five southern states, including Texas.
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.
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.
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.
There are some differences for children needing vaccinations this year. Dallas County Health and Human Services officials say those changes, in addition to usual needs, are even more reason to take advantage of a free clinic Saturday.
Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday. There were 222 cases of measles, a large jump from the 60 or so seen in a typical year.
A federal advisory panel wants all U.S. adults to get vaccinated against whooping cough.
The Texas Department of Health is airing a new tongue-in-cheek public service announcement to remind adults they’re never too old to get vaccinated.
No shot, no service. It sounds extreme, but that’s how far some doctors are going to protect some of their patients. A growing number of physicians are standing up to families who decide not to get vaccines.
A recent recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control is creating new debate over the HPV vaccine.
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.
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