Health care is expensive and a burdensome problem that the government hasn't solved yet. There are a number of health fairs, screenings and expos in DFW. There are free and low-cost immunization programs.
What: North Texas wellness exposition with over 100 exhibitors offering products and services for wellness and longevity. Lecture and demo series includes talks on "The Energetic Patterns of Disease", "Healing with Sound", and "Astrology and You". Saturday & Sunday, October 15-16, 2011, 11 am - 6 pm. Admission $7, children under 12 and adults over 65 are free. Details 972-378-3770.
When: October 16 - 17, 2010
Where: Addison Conference Centre, 15650 Addison Road (next to the Addison water tower)
2. Tarrant County Flu Shots
Tarrant County flu shots are available as of September 27, 2010 at Tarrant County Public Health Centers. Seasonal flu shots are recommended for children ages 3 and older; children between six months and 7 years require 2 doses. Shots cost $20 and must be paid for in cash.
Children in DFW must have their vaccinations or they won't be allowed to go to school. Dallas County has six clinic locations where you can get your child immunized now. No appointment is necessary and it's a very low-cost facility. For information on the 2010-2011 minimum state vaccination requirements.
Immunizations aren't just for kids. Adults may need to catch up on boosters for vaccines they had ages ago. And you might want to consider getting an annual flu shot.
Recommendations change all the time and everyone's situation is different, so discuss each vaccine with your doctor to help you decide if you need one. This is especially important if you have certain medical conditions (including immune disorders, cancer, diabetes, HIV, heart disease, liver, or kidney disease), or if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future. In certain cases, some vaccines may be unsafe for you. Always check with your primary care doctor or specialist first.
What: VISIONS: The Women's Expo
When: April 8-10, 2011.
Where: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.