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Dallas County Community College District will host Spring 2018 Career Fair, a series of career fairs at that are open to current students, former students and the general public. The fairs will be held as follows:

• March 21 – 10 a.m. at Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road.

• March 27 – 10 a.m. at El Centro College, 801 Main St.

• March 28 – 10 a.m. at Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite.

• March 29 – 10 a.m. at North Lake College, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving.

• April 4 – 10 a.m. at Cedar Valley College, 3030 N. Dallas Ave. in Lancaster.

• April 12 – 10 a.m. at Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.

• April 18 – 10 a.m. at Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Ave.

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DCCCD will also host Dallas 100K Opportunities Fair & Forum on April 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Embarcadero Building at Fair Park, located at 1229 Admiral Nimitz Drive. Open to individuals who are 16 to 24 years old, not in school and not working, the event is part of a nationwide initiative led by a large coalition of employers dedicated to serving youth by connecting them to educational resources and jobs.

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World TB Day is March 24, an annual event commemorates when Dr. Robert Koch announced in 1882 his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis. On this day, Texas TB programs and stakeholder organizations host, sponsor or participate in activities designed to build public awareness that TB remains the world’s leading infectious killer.

DCHHS will join the effort to raise awareness for World TB day on March 23 and March 24. The new local TB Awareness initiative will host a two-day action event joining residents and employees.

March 23, free TB skin testing and information from public health educators will be offered at the main DCHHS clinic located at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway.

March 24, DCHHS has partnered with City Square to provide free TB testing to economically disadvantaged residents in Dallas.

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As Dallas County Health and Human Services’ mobile immunization clinic travels throughout the county providing free flu vaccines, DCHHS extends mobile services to those least likely to be vaccinated – the homeless. DCHHS’ mobile immunization clinic traveled to the Salvation Army at 5302 Harry Hines Blvd. March 1 to provide free flu vaccines to the homeless.

DCHHS designated 100 vaccines to use for this initiative and had public health educators on site to discuss transmission of the virus and increased flu activity in Dallas County.

“It is not too late to receive a flu vaccine. Our community partners have extended flu shots to local homeless shelters; however, many still have not been vaccinated,” said Ganesh Shivaramaiyer, DCHHS interim director. “It is our intention to contribute to addressing homelessness in Dallas County by creating better opportunities for access to public health services.”

Influenza activity in Dallas County remains high with 74 flu-related deaths reported this season. The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year; however, good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.

DCHHS is also extending free flu vaccines at the following DCHHS clinics while supplies last:

• Main DCHHS Building at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway.

• John West Branch Immunization Clinic at 3312 N. Buckner Blvd. Ste. 200.

• Irving Branch Immunization Clinic at 440 S. Nursery Road in Irving.

• Oak Cliff Branch Immunization Clinic at 1113 E. Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 200.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for all persons aged 6 months and older, with rare exception. Individuals should discuss flu vaccine concerns with a health care provider. The flu vaccine DCHHS provides is an all-in-one shot that protects against multiple flu strains including the H1N1virus. The children’s vaccine is available at all DCHHS immunization clinics. For more information call 214-819-2162 or visit

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Robyn H. Jimenez

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