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.
Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting the county’s first known adult flu-related death for the 2013-2014 flu season.
Fall has begun and that means we are also now in flu season. To that end, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is now offering seasonal flu vaccines for children and adults.
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.
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.