District 4 Public Health News

Get Your Flu Shot Before Thanksgiving

  November 14, 2022Contact: Natalie Shelton   Flu Vaccination: The Best Protection Against the FluDon’t Make Flu a Guest for the Holidays ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to get vaccinated against flu right now. Flu activity is already widespread in Georgia – earlier than we’ve seen in recent years. With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, you...

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Georgia eWIC Program

  Contact:  Natalie Shelton District 4 Public Health WIC program now issuing benefits via eWIC cards LAGRANGE - November 8, 2022  — Going through the grocery store checkout line is becoming easier for local families who receive food and infant formula benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. The District 4 Public Health WIC...

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Have A Safe Halloween!

  NEWS RELEASEOctober 28, 2022Contact: Natalie Shelton Treat Yourself to a Safe, Happy HalloweenFollow Safety Tips From DPH ATLANTA - As the spooky season kicks into high gear this weekend, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) recommends the following tips to help ensure everyone has a safe, fun time while making the rounds at fall festivals, trunk-or-treats, parties, and the...

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Widespread Flu in Georgia

  NEWS RELEASE Contact: Nancy Nydam  Widespread Flu Activity in Georgia Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Flu  ATLANTA – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Flu activity is already widespread in Georgia – earlier than we’ve seen in recent years.  “Every individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine – not just for their own protection, but...

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Spalding County Health Department offers 2022 drive-thru flu vaccine clinic

The Spalding County Health Department will offer its annual drive-thru flu shot clinic on Thursday, October 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone over 13 years old who lives in Spalding County is eligible to receive a free flu shot during the clinic while supplies last. To find the entrance to the drive-thru clinic using GPS, please use 898 E. Solomon St., Griffin, as the address. All vehicles will...

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COVID bivalent boosters, flu shots available at health departments

September 23, 2022 Contact: Natalie Shelton (706) 302-6707   County health departments offer new COVID-19 bivalent boosters and flu shots CDC recommends getting flu vaccine no later than Halloween Updated COVID-19 booster vaccines are now available at health departments in District 4 Public Health, and residents also can receive a flu shot when they get the new booster. District 4 health...

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County health departments expand eligibility for monkeypox vaccine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Natalie Shelton (706) 302-6707 County health departments in District 4 Public Health have expanded the eligibility criteria for who can get vaccinated for protection against monkeypox. Following CDC recommendations, the Georgia Department of Health is prioritizing the vaccine for individuals 18 and older—of any gender identity or sexual orientation—who in the last...

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New Bivalent Covid-19 Boosters Offer Enhanced Protection

September 7, 2022 Contact: Natalie Shelton, Media Relations. natalie.shelton@dph.ga.gov Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will begin offering the new bivalent COVID-19 booster this week, as shipments of the vaccine arrive in the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend the bivalent...

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Lamar County Health Department Debuts COVID-19 PCR Testing Kiosk

NEWS RELEASE August 24, 2022 Contact: Natalie Shelton   The Lamar County Health Department now offers around-the-clock access to COVID-19 PCR testing with no out-of-pocket costs at a new kiosk located outside the front entrance at 100 Academy Drive in Barnesville. The new self-service kiosk is one of 18 provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) to communities across the...

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Centralized Online Scheduling Tool for Monkeypox Vaccine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                  August 15, 2022 ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has launched an online, centralized scheduling tool and helpline to locate and make appointments for monkeypox vaccine. To schedule a monkeypox vaccine visit dph.ga.gov/monkeypox and click on the Learn More tab under “Find a Vaccine and Register for an...

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