Dallas County sees steady decline in new AIDS diagnoses
Health Director Zach Thompson says county must be vigilant to see a drop in infections among all age groups and categories.
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Upcoming Flu Clinic Community Event
Join the Community Council of Greater Dallas, Dallas Area Agency on Aging, Dallas County Health and Human Services and the National Council on Aging at their upcoming flu clinic and community event for seniors 65+ in Dallas County
TCDRS Summer Horizons -- Mosquitos, money and time
Like the blazing heat, mosquitos are just a fact of life during a Texas summer. But, in addition to itchy bites, certain species also carry West Nile Virus. Find out what the folks at Dallas County Health and Human Services do to manage these pests, as well as protect the public from health hazards year round.
Click here to read the Texas County and District Retirement System (TCDRS) publication "The Horizons". Please enjoy the article titled “Mosquito Patrol.”
Fight The Bite with DCHHS Online Mosquito Services
DCHHS is committed to protecting the health and welfare of the communities we serve from mosquitoes and vector-borne disease. Residents experiencing a mosquito problem may call 214-819-2115 or click here to set up a free service request.
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.
Click here to read the Dallas Morning News article
Click here for the STD/HIV Prevention Education in Dallas County ISDs report
Flu vaccines are available at:
Dallas County Health Department Children's Immunization Clinic
2377 North Stemmons Freeway
1st Floor, room 159
Dallas, Texas 75207
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Read DCHHS’ most recent influenza surveillance report Click here .
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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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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