Northwest Georgia Public Health News
July 29, 2016 -
Rome, GA: When was the last time you checked to make sure your vaccinations were current? The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) wants to remind Georgians that August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). When you think of your back to school check list, make sure to add vaccinations to the list. The DPH reminds Georgians to stay up-to-date and get a head start on vaccinations required for school age children.
May 27, 2016 -
Atlanta, GA: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Georgia. A non-pregnant female was infected by her male partner who had traveled to Brazil earlier this year and was among Georgia’s confirmed travel-related cases. The woman who was infected had not traveled out of the country. She and her partner have fully recovered.
May 12, 2016 -
Rome, GA: Eligibility for the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) has been expanded to include insured women meeting certain income requirements in addition to previously eligible uninsured women. Now, insured women may be eligible for certain diagnostic breast or cervical procedures provided by the program.