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.
Low-Cost Vaccinations For Tarrant County KidsLow-cost vaccinations are available through August for children who have no health insurance or are underinsured in Tarrant County.
Doctors Battling North Texas Whooping Cough OutbreakTarrant 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.
Texas Megachurch Scrutinized Following Measles OutbreakThe 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.
More Measles Cases Expected In Tarrant CountyAs North Texas parents get their children vaccinated in time for the new school year – a measles outbreak is raising the level of concern.
Parents Urged to Get Kids Vaccinated For School NowBelieve 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.
Child Appointments Still Available For Free Health Clinic
Texas Urges Whooping Cough ImmunizationThe 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.
Dallas County Starts Offering Flu ShotsDallas 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.
DCHHS Holding Free Back-To-School Vaccination ClinicThere 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.
Tarrant County Program Preparing For Back To SchoolEven 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.
CDC: 2011 Worst Year For U.S. Measles In 15 YearsLast 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.