DCHHS offering adult flu vaccines now

Screen shot 2015-09-01 at 11.46.36 AMDallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for adults at the DCHHS main clinic at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway. DCHHS is awaiting shipment of the children’s vaccine.

The vaccine is $20, but is free to adults covered by Medicare.

DCHHS Director Zachary Thompson encouraged everyone to get a flu shot now, before the flu season gets into full swing, and to “practice flu prevention recommendations.”

Those recommendations include cough and sneeze etiquette along with proper hand-washing. DCHHS hasmore information on preventing the flu at its website, available for download.

Thompson said DCHHS is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to begin offering the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available in the community. CDC recommends the flu vaccine as the best means of flu prevention for almost everyone except children younger than 6 months of age and people who have severe allergies to eggs.

The flu vaccine DCHHS provides is an all-in-one shot that protects against multiple flu strains including the H1N1 virus.

Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director/health authority, urged parents to get children over 6 months vaccinated as soon as possible. He noted that it takes about two weeks for the body to develop the antibodies necessary to protect against the flu.

The flu vaccine is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call 214-819-2163.

—  Tammye Nash

Video: Cheap, both the seats and the shots

Prolific video dude Sean Chapin takes on the so-called “Bleacher Creatures,” the right field fans who are fiercely committed to supporting the Yankees, to embarrassing anyone around them who dares to root otherwise, and to keeping homosexuality as fodder for aggressive straight male “jokes”:



[Sean Chapin]




Good As You

—  John Wright

Screen shots of Army’s new non-confidential online inbox for DADT feedback

That didn’t take long did it? Hot in my inbox, one of my contacts sent these in…as a follow up to my earlier post, “Army launches purportedly secure DADT online inbox for feedback.” Doesn’t look very sophisticated, does it – plus the initial confidentiality disclaimer lets the Army off the hook if someone inadvertently outs someone. The information can be used in a DADT witch hunt.

Note on photo #3 below again undermines the whole point of this — what gay or lesbian service member is going to fill this out?!

“This is a non-confidential Online Inbox, Please do not use your name or the names of others within your comment. The “Dont Ask, Don’t Tell” law is still in effect.  Please be aware that comments or involvement in criminal activity or statements that an individual poses a threat to him/herself or others may be referred to the appropriate Army or DoD authorities.


Pam’s House Blend – Front Page

—  John Wright