Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Voccio named health director for Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District.

    February 14, 2020 - 

    ROME, GA: Dr. Gary E. Voccio has been named health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District headquartered in Rome. As district health director, Voccio oversees ten Northwest Georgia county health departments and various district-wide public health programs.

  2. DPH Working to Identify and Prevent Spread of Coronavirus in Georgia

    January 24, 2020 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019-nCoV (coronavirus) occurring in China and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DPH has not confirmed any novel (new) coronavirus cases to date, however the situation could change.

  3. Flu is widespread throughout Georgia.

    December 17, 2019 - 

    “Every individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine – not just for their own protection, but to protect others around them who may be more vulnerable to the flu and its complications,” says Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., DPH commissioner. “It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body, so now is the time to get a flu shot.”

  4. Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District promotes yearly flu vaccine

    December 3, 2019 - 

    Rome, GA: December means plenty of holiday parties and family gatherings; don’t let the flu hold you back from the festivities this season. National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 1-7 and the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District encourages all Georgians to get their flu vaccine.

  5. World AIDS Day December 1

    December 1, 2019 - 

    ATLANTA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranks Georgia fifth in the nation for new HIV diagnoses. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) encourages people to observe World AIDS Day by getting tested for HIV. While there is no effective cure for HIV, with proper treatment and care HIV positive individuals can – and do - live long, healthy lives.

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