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Texas H1N1 Deaths Prompt Some To Get Flu Vaccinations

Texas already has a higher than average number of flu cases. In fact, averages here are some of the highest in the country. Now, a particularly dangerous and deadly strain of the flu is spreading across the state.

CBSDFW.COM–12/20/2013

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Study: High-Dose Flu Shot Better Protects Seniors

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.

10/23/2013

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Local Daycares Protecting Against Pertussis

More children are coming down with whooping cough in Tarrant County, just as warnings are going out to get vaccinated against the bacteria.

10/09/2013

A bottle of the pertussis vaccine against whooping cough and a syringe are show in a pharmacy. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Vaccine Recommended For Expectant Mothers, As Whooping Cough Cases Increase

Health officials in Tarrant County said they’ve seen a record number of whooping cough cases and are urging people and businesses to take action.

CBS 11–10/08/2013

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

Seasonal Flu Vaccines Being Offered For Children & Adults

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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2013

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

Dallas County Health Dept. Dispensing Flu Vaccines

Health officials say it takes roughly two weeks for the flu vaccine to confer immunity to the disease, and they would like as many people as possible to get vaccinated before the holiday travel season gets underway.

09/03/2013

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

Measles Outbreak Sparks Increase In Immunizations

Despite a measles outbreak in Tarrant County, dozens of families spent their day outdoors enjoying the cooler North Texas weather.

08/17/2013

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Meningitis Supply Limited As Demand Increases In Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that it has a limited amount of the Adult Safety Net Program meningitis vaccine for $10.

08/16/2013

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Sixth Tiger Dies From Canine Distemper In Wylie

In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center has lost another one of its tigers to canine distemper.

08/12/2013

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CDC: HPV Vaccine Reduced Disease Rates in Teen Girls by 56 Percent

The government health agency’s new study, which was published in the June issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, shows that rates of vaccine-type HPV prevalence dropped from 11.5 percent before the vaccine was introduced to 5 percent by 2010 for 14 to 19 year-old-girls.

06/19/2013

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

New Cases Of Measles Confirmed By Local Health Officials

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.

CBSDFW.COM–06/12/2013

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New U.S. Whooping Cough Strain Raises Questions

Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine.

02/06/2013

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