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Doctors Battling North Texas Whooping Cough Outbreak

Tarrant and Dallas Counties are wrestling with a major outbreak of whooping cough. Dallas County has nearly 330 cases reported so far this year. The numbers in Tarrant County are even higher — at close to 600.

CBS 11–11/15/2013

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Texas Megachurch Scrutinized Following Measles Outbreak

The teachings of televangelist Kenneth Copeland and his family focusing on the virtues of trusting God to keep healthy are under scrutiny after a cluster of measles cases linked to his family’s North Texas megachurch.

08/31/2013

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles. (credit: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

More Measles Cases Expected In Tarrant County

As North Texas parents get their children vaccinated in time for the new school year – a measles outbreak is raising the level of concern.

CBS 11–08/19/2013

A nurse gives a girl a shot. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

Parents Urged to Get Kids Vaccinated For School Now

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.

CBSDFW.COM–07/10/2013

A physician poses with a stethoscope. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Child Appointments Still Available For Free Health Clinic

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Convention Center will transform into the largest doctor’s office in the world on September 29.  The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is offering free medical checks […]

CBS 11–09/28/2012

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Texas Urges Whooping Cough Immunization

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to make sure they are immunized against whooping cough after six deaths and more than 1,000 cases so far this year.

09/07/2012

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas County Starts Offering Flu Shots

Dallas County Health & Human Services started offering the seasonal flu vaccine on Monday, earlier this year following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

08/13/2012

A nurse gives a girl a shot. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

DCHHS Holding Free Back-To-School Vaccination Clinic

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.

CBSDFW.COM–07/20/2012

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Tarrant County Program Preparing For Back To School

Even though the school year just ended, Tarrant County officials are alerting low-income parents to sign up for a back-to-school event that will take place right before 2012-2013 classes begin.

06/22/2012

A nurse prepares a dose of the measles vaccine. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: 2011 Worst Year For U.S. Measles In 15 Years

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.

04/19/2012

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New School Meningitis Vaccine Law Leads To Shortages

Senate Bill 1107 went into effective January 1, 2012 and requires all new, transfer and returning college students, under the age of 30, to have documentation proving they’ve received the bacterial meningitis vaccination.

01/06/2012

A nurse gives a girl a shot. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

More Docs Turning Away Unvaccinated Patients

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.

11/04/2011

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