Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Celebrate the Holidays Safely with Family and Friends

    November 20, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – The COVID vaccine has helped make celebrating upcoming holidays together with family and friends possible again. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all Georgians to plan ahead and take steps to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 and the flu as they celebrate.

  2. COVID Vaccine Recommended For Children 5-11 Years Old

    November 3, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will offer Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine to children 5-11 years old. Vaccination will begin once DPH receives clinical guidance from the CDC; that guidance is expected in the coming days.

  3. 50% of Georgians Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

    October 25, 2021 - 

     Atlanta – As of today, 50% of all Georgians (5,154,793) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC considers individuals fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a 2-dose series (Moderna or Pfizer) and two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (J&J). More than 56% of Georgians have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine.

  4. Booster Doses Authorized for Moderna and J&J COVID Vaccines

    October 23, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will begin offering booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, pending guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These boosters are in addition to previously approved booster doses of Pfizer vaccine.

  5. Georgia DPH Follows Federal Recommendations For COVID Booster Shots

    September 24, 2021 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) for COVID vaccine booster shots.

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