Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. 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.

  2. Celebrate public health’s successes to prevent disease and promote health in Georgia.

    April 8, 2015 - 

    The following is excerpted from a message from Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and State Health Officer, to Georgia public health employees in recognition of National Public Health Week 2015 and celebrating public health’s successes to prevent disease and promote health in Georgia.

  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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