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.
More Docs Turning Away Unvaccinated PatientsNo 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.
Local Mom Happy As Experimental Cancer Vaccine Treatment EndsNearly nine months ago, CBS 11 News began following a North Texas cancer patient as she started a new Dallas-based vaccine clinical trial. Find out how the vaccine is working and the changes it's made in the Frisco mother's life.
North Texas Doctors Fear Measles OutbreakThe Tarrant County Health Department is investigating the first two confirmed cases of the measles in 17 years.
CDC Panel: Teens Need Another Meningitis ShotTeens should get a booster dose of the vaccine for bacterial meningitis because a single shot doesn't work as long as expected, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday.