Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Kiosk for COVID-19 PCR Testing now open in Calhoun

    August 4, 2022 - 

    Rome, GA: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering COVID-19 PCR testing at kiosks placed in communities across Georgia. In most locations, these kiosks offer access to COVID-19 testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Currently, the only kiosk in Northwest Georgia is located in the entrance to the Emergency Department at AdventHealth Gordon Hospital, 1035 Red Bud Road, Calhoun.

  2. Monkeypox Vaccine Availability in Northwest GA/Disponibilidad de la vacuna contra la viruela del mono en el noroeste de GA

    July 29, 2022 - 

    Monkeypox Vaccine Availability: While not available to the general public, monkeypox vaccine is available through all Northwest Georgia county health departments for individuals meeting certain criteria.

  3. Monkeypox Vaccine Availability in Georgia

    July 15, 2022 - 

     Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has begun receiving limited doses of monkeypox vaccine. To date, Georgia has received approximately 3,000 doses of JYNNEOS vaccine – enough for 1,500 individuals since this is a two-dose vaccine series. The vaccine has been distributed upon request to health departments and for vaccination events in two counties. Allocations of monkeypox vaccine from the federal government will increase as production of the vaccine ramps up. 

  4. High Temperatures in Georgia Raise Health Concerns 

    June 14, 2022 - 

    ATLANTA – With temperatures expected to be in the high 90’s throughout the state for the next several days, and at times feeling like more than 100 degrees with the humidity, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat and sun and to limit strenuous outdoor activity to prevent heat related illnesses. To protect your health when temperatures are extremely high, remember to stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed.

  5. DPH Urges Parents to Talk to Their Pediatricians for Guidance During Baby Formula Shortage  

    May 17, 2022 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents unable to find baby formula typically used for their child to contact their pediatrician about appropriate nutritional and safe feeding alternatives. Georgia WIC is working with WIC agencies statewide, local grocers and retailers, and formula manufacturers to help locate formula for clients, especially those in need of specialized formula.

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