Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccination Response

    January 15, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized. Georgia Responds is Georgia’s health and medical volunteer program which matches the skills and credentials of medical and nonmedical volunteers to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia.

  2. DPH Launches COVID Vaccine Locator

    January 10, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a COVID vaccine locator on the DPH website at The tool allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their community, and provides location and contact information for the provider. This is not a centralized scheduling tool.

  3. Two new ways to register for COVID-19 vaccine in Northwest Georgia now available.

    January 8, 2021 - 

    COVID-19 vaccine supply in Northwest Georgia remains very limited, but in anticipation of expected increases, Northwest Georgia county health departments in Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, Polk, and Walker counties are now accepting online and direct registration from eligible residents to be notified when vaccine is available locally for their immunization. Current eligibility depends on being in one of the groups specified in Phase 1A+ of Georgia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.  

  4. First Case of COVID-19 Variant Identified in Georgia

    January 5, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is announcing Georgia’s first case of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states. The variant was discovered during analysis of a specimen sent by a pharmacy in Georgia to a commercial lab.

  5. COVID-19 immunizations begin in Northwest Georgia, vaccine supply very limited

    December 31, 2020 - 

    ROME, GA: COVID-19 immunizations have begun in Northwest Georgia, but public health’s vaccine supply remains very limited.  The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District will begin updating the public on vaccine availability on a weekly basis.

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