Detailed stats aid Dallas County HIV/AIDS fight, but ignorance, stigma hinder success
Zachary Thompson knows by heart the areas of Dallas whose residents are contracting HIV/AIDS at above-average rates. With precision, he can quote the most recent annual diagnosis rates among different age groups, races and both genders.
Data drives a lot of what the Dallas County Health and Human Services director does. The statistics are vital tools to his department’s quest to knock Dallas County from atop the state’s list of counties with the highest HIV transmission rates.
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Flu vaccines are available at:
Dallas County Health Department Children's Immunization Clinic
2377 North Stemmons Freeway
1st Floor, room 159
Dallas, Texas 75207
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WFAA: Health officials take notice as flu concern spreads in North Texas
"The flu vaccine is matched with the A and B strain we're seeing," says health department director Zachary Thompson. "It is not too late for a flu shot."
WFAA: Dallas County's West Nile Plans Changed by Mild Winter
"It's still West Nile season, as far as we are concerned," said Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson.
Dr. Perkins and Scott Sawlis Will Be Featured On The "The Doctors" Show
Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears tours one of DFW’s leading West Nile virus labs to learn more about the disease. Medical director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, Dr. Christopher Perkins, reveals how researchers are making headway in learning about the illness.
Dallas County Health and Human Services Mosquito Control Program
DCHHS West Nile Virus Video
Here's a new full featured video from Dallas County Health and Human Services with more information and tips for fighting West Nile Virus.
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DCHHS Featured in Dallas Morning News
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West Nile Watch 2012 - Stay Informed
The West Nile Watch is a digital publication that is produced during the season which contains up-to-date information on infected mosquito pools, control efforts and prevention tips.
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Attention All Texas Students Entering College Fall 2012
You need a meningitis vaccine (MCV4) before you go to college this fall. It is a new requirement passed by the Texas Legislature (Senate Bill 1107, 82nd Legislature) without the vaccine you cannot enter college.
Texas Vaccines for Children patient eligibility changes in low cost vaccinations effective January 1, 2012.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has developed policy changes to the Texas Vaccines for Children childhood vaccine program. Click here for more information. Schools and Daycare Centers please click here for more information.
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