Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Georgia celebrates inaugural environmental health week.

    June 9, 2015 - 

    Rome, GA: Environmental health leaders throughout Georgia were celebrated recently thanks to Gov. Deal recently proclaiming June 8 – 12, 2015 as Environmental Health Week in Georgia.

  2. Public health inspects pools and promotes safety as pool season approaches

    May 13, 2015 - 

    End of the school year is quickly approaching, and many families are making plans for long, relaxing days by the pool. As pool season approaches, local public health officials are busy conducting pool inspections at regulated sites throughout Northwest Georgia. They are also busy promoting water-safety practices with a new statewide initiative aptly titled SPLASH.

  3. Northwest Health District health departments offer shingles and pneumonia vaccines

    April 6, 2015 - 

    Rome, GA: All health departments in the Northwest Health District now offer three vaccines especially recommended for the elderly. One, Zostavax®, helps prevent shingles; the other two, Prevnar® (PCV13) and Pneumovax® (PPSV23), help prevent pneumonia.

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