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.
Flu Cases Decreasing, But CDC Warns That Season Isn't Over YetThe number of people sick with the flu has continued to decrease across the nation, but experts with the CDC warned that the season is not over yet.
Federal Panel Says It's OK To Use Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine AgainTwo years ago, a federal group pulled its recommendation for FluMist after research found that it wasn't working against swine flu, the kind of flu that was making most people sick then.
Flu-Stricken Texas Teacher's Death Puts Focus On AntiviralsA North Texas teacher who died after getting sick from the flu became a talking point after her husband said she didn't immediately fill her antiviral drug prescription because the co-pay was too high.
Weatherford Teacher Died From Flu After Delaying Meds Due To PriceHeather Holland, a 38-year-old elementary school teacher in Weatherford, died of complications from the flu after she delayed picking up her medication because of a $116 copay.
Dallas County Reports 6th Flu DeathDallas County Health officials late afternoon reported its sixth flu related death this season-- even as doctors warn that the worst is likely yet to come.
U.S. Flu Season Off To Early Start, But Too Soon To Tell How Bad It'll BeThis year's flu season started picking up last month. Health officials stated that the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses that are making people sick.
DCHHS Now Offering Free Flu VaccineThe flu vaccine is free for all uninsured and low-income Dallas County residents.
Health Officials Brace For Potentially Bad Flu SeasonIt's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.
Study Prompts Call To Examine Flu Vaccine And MiscarriageA puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.
Adult Flu Vaccines Now Available In Dallas CountyDCHHS is offering the shots $20 and if the adult is covered by Medicare, the vaccine is free. DCHHS is awaiting shipment of the children’s flu vaccine.
Dallas County Reports First 2 Flu Related Deaths Of SeasonThe 95-year-old and 89-year-old residents of Dallas died after complications from the seasonal flu.