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Vaccination Rates and a Cat Circus: Friday’s Show (February 20, 2015)

Posted on · As of Friday (2/20/15), there are 141 reported cases of the measles in the United States this year, and 98 are from California. (Just one, so far, is from Texas). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most who have contracted the measles were not vaccinated. Health officials have taken the opportunity to […]

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Getting You Prepared for Flu Season in Houston

Posted on · Flu season is underway. Each year, around this time, we’re all encouraged to get our flu shots, and we learn about whatever strains of the influenza virus may be affecting Houston and the rest of the nation. But some in the medical community are concerned that events in Washington might be shaking up this year’s flu […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Oct. 15, 2013

Posted on · Flu season is underway. Each year, around this time, we’re all encouraged to get our flu shots, and we learn about whatever strains of the influenza virus may be affecting Houston and the rest of the nation. But some in the medical community are concerned that events in Washington might be shaking up this year’s flu […]

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Methodist Hospital Mandates Flu Vaccine

Posted on · A local hospital has decided to make flu shots "mandatory" for all its employees this year. Methodist Hospital is one of the largest in the nation to move away from a "voluntary" flu shot program, in hopes of protecting patients from the potentially deadly virus. David Pitman reports.

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New School Vaccine Requirements

Posted on · There's still plenty of summer left before school starts, but some parents might not realize the state has new requirements for school vaccinations. As Laurie Johnson reports, kids entering kindergarten may require as many as four new shots to start school.