Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Polk County Health Department still offering flu immunizations

    February 13, 2015 - 

    Cedartown, GA: This flu season has been characterized so far by an early peak in January and a predominant H3N2 flu strain against which this year’s flu vaccine provides limited protection. But public health officials are reminding it’s still flu season and that some of the flu strains now being identified are those against which this season’s flu vaccine is better matched.

  2. Million Hearts initiative helps reduce burden of cardiovascular disease

    February 2, 2015 - 

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the single leading clinical cause of death in Georgia, accounting for more than 20,000 deaths a year, or about 1 in 5 deaths overall.

  3. Chattooga County Health Department offers shingles and pneumonia vaccines

    January 9, 2015 - 

    Summerville, GA: The Chattooga County Health Department is now offering two vaccines especially recommended for the elderly. One, Zostavax, helps prevent shingles; the other, Prevnar 13, helps prevent pneumonia.

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