Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Monkeypox Vaccine and Testing In Northwest Georgia Available by Appointment to Eligible Residents

    August 15, 2022 - 

    ROME, GA: The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District has received limited doses of monkeypox vaccine as part of the distribution of federally funded JYNNEOSTM vaccine to public health districts throughout Georgia. These vaccines are available at no cost to the individual. However, due to a limited number of doses, the vaccines are available online by appointment only, depending on supply, and only for people who are currently eligible for the vaccine.

  2. Monkeypox Transmission in Public Settings, How to Prevent Spread of Infection

    August 9, 2022 - 

    ATLANTA –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to closely monitor the current outbreak of monkeypox in the state. As of today, there are 625 confirmed monkeypox cases in Georgia. Testing and vaccination are available in health districts throughout the state; however, vaccine supplies from the federal government remain limited.

  3. Kiosk for COVID-19 PCR Testing now open in Calhoun

    August 4, 2022 - 

    Rome, GA: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering COVID-19 PCR testing at kiosks placed in communities across Georgia. In most locations, these kiosks offer access to COVID-19 testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Currently, the only kiosk in Northwest Georgia is located in the entrance to the Emergency Department at AdventHealth Gordon Hospital, 1035 Red Bud Road, Calhoun.

  4. Monkeypox Vaccine Availability in Northwest GA/Disponibilidad de la vacuna contra la viruela del mono en el noroeste de GA

    July 29, 2022 - 

    Monkeypox Vaccine Availability: While not available to the general public, monkeypox vaccine is available through all Northwest Georgia county health departments for individuals meeting certain criteria.

  5. Monkeypox Vaccine Availability in Georgia

    July 15, 2022 - 

     Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has begun receiving limited doses of monkeypox vaccine. To date, Georgia has received approximately 3,000 doses of JYNNEOS vaccine – enough for 1,500 individuals since this is a two-dose vaccine series. The vaccine has been distributed upon request to health departments and for vaccination events in two counties. Allocations of monkeypox vaccine from the federal government will increase as production of the vaccine ramps up. 

Read More News

Find a Clinic