CDC expands COVID-19 vaccine use for children

ATLANTA - The CDC has expanded the use of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 through 11 years. Release: CDC’s Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo expanding the use of updated…

South Health District encouraging mammograms

VALDOSTA - The South Health District is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by reminding women to schedule a mammogram appointment now. Release: Nearly 10 million cancer screenings were missed in the United States due to…

Food safety alert for brie, camembert cheeses

ATLANTA - The CDC has released a food safety alert regarding Georgia and five other states for Listeria found in brie and camembert cheeses. Release: A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Listeria…

Low percentage of children with sickle cell anemia…

ATLANTA - According to a CDC study, less than half of children aged 2–16 years with sickle cell anemia received the recommended screening. Release: According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, less than half of children…

U.S. added to WHO list for poliovirus transmission

ATLANTA - The CDC announces that the United States has been added to the WHO's list of countries for transmitting poliovirus. Release: CDC announced that polioviruses found in New York, both from the case of paralytic…

South Health District offering new COVID-19 boosters

VALDOSTA - Starting Thursday, Sept. 8 the Moderna/Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent boosters will be offered at all South Health District Health Departments. Release: All South Health District Health Departments will begin offering Moderna/Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent boosters…