Even When Just 20 Percent Effective, Flu Vaccine Saves LivesEach winter, many people wonder if its worth getting a flu shot, while health officials repeatedly warn against not getting one. Now, a new study sheds light on the benefit of doing so.
FDA Didn't Issue New Statement On Vaccines And AutismVaccines do not cause autism and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not make any new statement this week about the long-debunked claim.
Flu Claims 27-Year-Old Fitness Trainer's LifeInfluenza A (H1N1) killed a 27-year-old man who friends say was the picture of health.
Parents Often Kept In Dark About Schools' Vaccine RatesThe number of Texas families deciding not to vaccinate their school-age children has quadrupled in the past decade, according to state health records.
Doctors Worry As Texas Lawmakers OK Vaccine RestrictionsThe bill passed Friday in the Texas House comes as more families statewide are not vaccinating their children.
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."