Texas Eyes Immunizations As More Kids File ExemptionsTexas could host the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as its rates of schoolchildren who refuse to get shots for non-medical reasons rises.
Vaccines Made Easy For Dallas County StudentsParkland Hospital started its “Walk-in Wednesday” campaign this week for parents who need to get their children immunized before the first day of school. You don’t need an appointment.
Brazil & University Of Texas Reach Deal On Zika VaccineBrazil is signing an agreement with the University of Texas to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus.
CPS Responds After Chickenpox Party In PlanoA visit to a Plano mom's home by Child Protective Services this week has triggered worries within the anti-vaccine community that authorities may be prosecuting them as bad parents for holding chickenpox parties.
Abbott Defends Texas Parents' Right To Opt Out Of VaccinesA spokeswoman for Gov. Greg Abbott says he encourages all parents to have their children vaccinated but supports Texas law allowing families to opt out of them.
Severe Egg Allergy? There's Now A Flu Shot For You People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots. A federal advisory panel on Thursday said a new vaccine that's made without eggs is an option for adults with severe allergies.
Evidence Of Changes In The West Nile Virus"There is a genetic change...We're seeing it change back to what it used to look like in 2003 and 2002, when the virus first came to Texas."
Plano Family Shares Tragic Meningitis StoryMeningitis is just one in a long list of diseases that children and some adults must be vaccinated against in Texas. But many people do not know much about meningitis.
Vaccine Opt-Outs Rise In Private SchoolsThe rate of children entering private schools without all of their shots jumped by 10 percent last year, while the opt-out figures held steady in public schools for the first time since 2004.
Back To School Vaccines Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering back to school immunizations for students whose private insurance does not cover vaccines.
FDA Approves Meningitis Vaccine For InfantsA new combination vaccine that protects infants from two deadly infections that can cause meningitis, meningococcal disease and Hib disease, was approved Thursday by the FDA.
New School Meningitis Vaccine Law Leads To ShortagesSenate 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.