Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August 6, 2018 - 

    Rome, GA: August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a reminder that Northwest Georgians of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health. “Vaccinations are our best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Janet Eberhart, immunizations coordinator for the ten-county public health district.

  2. Microblading to be regulated by Public Health effective July 1

    June 25, 2018 - 

    Rome, GA: Effective July 1, anyone performing eyebrow microblading, and facilities where the cosmetic procedure is performed, will be regulated under the rules of local county boards of health that the Georgia Department of Public Health uses to regulate body art studios and artists

  3. Public health official urges precaution against insect-borne disease.

    June 11, 2018 - 

    “We encourage our residents to get outside and be active,” says Dr. Unini Odama, health director for the Northwest Health District, “but we don’t want the fun to end with a disease that could have been prevented. With warm weather and summer travel rapidly approaching, we are vulnerable to diseases from both ticks and mosquitos. Protecting ourselves from these threats is important.”

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