Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. DPH Will Resume J&J Vaccinations in Georgia

    April 23, 2021 - 

     Atlanta – The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today recommended that the United States should resume Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccinations. Pending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) formal acceptance of the decision, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will again offer J&J vaccine to Georgians aged 18 and older.  However, there is no timeline yet for when administration will begin again.

  2. DPH Follows FDA and CDC Guidance, Pausing J&J Vaccinations in Georgia

    April 13, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – Following the guidance and recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is pausing J&J (Janssen) vaccinations in Georgia until further notice. The FDA and CDC are reviewing data involving six reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot occurring in women aged 18-48 about a week after vaccination. None of the six cases are in individuals vaccinated in Georgia and are unrelated to the reactions reported last week at the Cumming Fairgrounds site. 

  3. Georgians 16+ Eligible for COVID Vaccine

    March 23, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp today announced the state will expand its COVID vaccine eligibility beginning March 25, 2021, to include all Georgians aged 16 and older. Increased COVID vaccine supply and significant progress in vaccinating Georgia seniors, our most vulnerable population, allows the state to move forward and to ensure all vaccine doses are being put into arms.

  4. Georgia Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility

    March 10, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp today announced the state will expand its vaccine eligibility March 15, 2021, to include adults aged 55 and older, individuals with disabilities and certain medical conditions.

  5. DPH and DHS Team Up to Help Seniors Get COVID-19 Vaccine

    February 18, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) are joining efforts to ensure vulnerable seniors get access to the COVID-19 vaccine. DPH, DHS and local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) will be helping older adults to sign up for and coordinate transportation services to vaccination appointments across the state.

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