Zachary Thompson

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DCHHS Says Schools Need Free Condoms, Explicit Sex Education

Teenagers are constantly bombarded with sexually explicit messages, and Dallas County Health Director Zachary Thompson says they drown out the message of abstinence.

CBS 11–03/19/2013

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

Dallas County Gets More Flu Vaccines

A new shipment of the flu vaccine is going to be available Wednesday in Dallas County. The health department is set to receive 2,000 doses. But they are not for everybody.

01/16/2013

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

Vaccine Flying Off Pharmacy Shelves As Flu Cases Up

Dallas County Health officials say flu cases are up 40 percent since October. The bump in cases has come earlier than usual in the flu season and has pharmacists working hard to keep flu antivirals in stock.

12/19/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Meningitis Outbreak Expected To Spread

A medical expert tells CBS 11 that the meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people so far is nowhere near its end.

CBS 11–10/16/2012

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

Flu Season Starts In North Texas

Flu season officially got underway this week and with vaccine supplies plentiful and access easy, where are the crowds? Where is the concern?

CBS 11–10/03/2012

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Dallas Launches HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

More than 14,000 people living in Dallas County are living with HIV, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, and many of them don’t know it.

09/27/2012

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

16th West Nile-Related Death In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting that a sixteenth person there has died from West Nile Virus-related health issues.

CBSDFW.COM–09/24/2012

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

Dallas County Starts Offering Flu Shots

Dallas 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.

08/13/2012

A nurse gives a girl a shot. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

DCHHS Holding Free Back-To-School Vaccination Clinic

There 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.

CBSDFW.COM–07/20/2012

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Health Director Warns Of More Human West Nile Cases

Thursday afternoon officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed the 12th human West Nile Virus infection. Health workers would only say that the case is from Dallas’ 75216 zip code.

CBS 11–07/12/2012

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

County Health Department Offering Free Flu Shots

Health workers in Dallas County recommend residents use the freezing weather as a reminder to get their flu shots and they’re offering incentives to do it. To coincide with National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering free flu shots through the flu season.

12/06/2011

A patient receives a tuberculosis shot. (credit: David Greedy/Getty Images)

No Tuberculosis Concerns For School Football Games

The tuberculosis scare in the Ennis ISD has some North Texas parents and school districts concerned about school football teams taking the field against players from Ennis.

09/29/2011

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