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.
The measles and the vaccination to prevent it aren’t something mother of two, Cabrini McCadney, really ever thought about until now.
A North Texas community is on alert as the measles outbreak grows. The total number of verified cases is now up to 11 in Tarrant County. And as CBS 11 News reported first Monday night, all the cases can be tied to one man.
Whooping cough has reached an outbreak level in the state. More than 1600 cases of the deadly, dangerous virus are reported.
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.
Health officials in Dallas County are sending out a plea to doctors and health workers — asking that they be on the lookout for measles symptoms.
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.