Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. 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.

  2. Weather Delays COVID Vaccine Shipments to Georgia

    February 16, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – Winter weather across the country is significantly impacting shipments of COVID-19 vaccine to Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) received notification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that normally would have arrived the first part of this week were held back by the manufacturers due to the weather.

  3. New COVID Vaccine Dashboard on DPH Website

    February 15, 2021 - 

     Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard on the DPH website The dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia.

  4. COVID-19 Variant Cases Increase in Georgia

    February 1, 2021 - 

    The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming there are now 19 cases of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 identified in Georgia. This is the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states. So far, no other COVID-19 variants have been identified in Georgia.

  5. DPH Suspends Provider From COVID-19 Vaccination Program

    January 28, 2021 - 

    Atlanta – On Jan. 27, 2021, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) notified The Medical Center of Elberton that it would be suspended from the COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Georgia. The suspension became effective immediately for a term of six months, ending July 27, 2021. The suspension is for The Medical Center of Elberton only. Five other vaccine providers in Elbert County, including the Elbert County Health Department, will continue to receive vaccine.

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