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DCHHS now offering seasonal flu vaccine
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FOM STAFF REPORTS
Dallas County Health and Human Services Di-
rector Zachary Thompson announced this week
that the department has, as of Thursday, Sept. 8,
begun offering the seasonal flu vaccine for adults
and children. Hu vaccines for children are $5, and
the adult vaccine is $20. The vaccine is free for pa-
tients covered by Medicare.
Thompson the vaccine is recommended for al-
most everyone except children younger than 6
months and people who have severe allergies to
eggs, according to the Centers of Disease Control
and Prevention guidelines. DCHHS will also have
the high-dose flu vaccine available for seniors 65
years and older at a cost of $40. This vaccine is also
covered under Medicare.
The flu vaccine will only be offered in the child
and adult immunization clinics in the DCHHS
building at 2377 N. Stemmons Frwy. The chil-
dren's immunization clinic, located on the first
floor, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuefc
day, Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Wednesdays. The adult immunization clinic, also
located on the first floor/, is open from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday. ■
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profile issue, other people are taking those rela-
tionships more seriously, too.
Myrick, Beckman and Handy said they work
with many people whose original religious foun-
dation was punitive.
"Some are in a state of reaction to what amounts
to religious persecution," Handy said. "Others
haven't reacted to that enough."
Beckman said that the difference over the past
15 years is that now SB many churches have
adopted an attitude of "Who's gay? Who's
straight? Who cares?" She said that when she
started in practice, she could hand out a very short
list of churches that would welcome the LGBT
"Now people really can find a church that fits,"
she said. "We can give directions on how to go
More and more gays and lesbians are deciding
to have children. And Beckman and Handy dis-
cuss with their clients what parenting means and
why they want to be parents.
Are they doing it "to prove they're super par-
ents, or are they doing it for the kid?" Beckman
Handy added that it fe the therapists' job to
make sure that couples and individuals want to
be parents for "all the right reasons."
Handy and Beckman both agreed that the best
change over the past 15 years has been among
some of their youngest clients:
They have some need to come to therapy but
they've been OK about being gay since they were
They've had gay role models, had other friends
who were out in school and watched gay charac-
ters on television.
Handy said it was a big difference from when
he was the first and only out licensed therapist in
mik truly heartening. A joy to experience," he
said. And lie's learned a valuable lesson from
those younger clients: "Don't go looking for
trauma when it isn't there," he said. ■
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