Mosquito-borne illness EEE reported in Valdosta

Release: EEE Detected in Lowndes County Mosquito Bite Prevention Key to Preventing Illness VALDOSTA – A mosquito pool in Lowndes County has tested positive for EEE and the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District…

DPH announces MCV4 vaccine as required for the…

Release: MCV4 Vaccine Required For 2021-2022 School Year VALDOSTA – Before starting the 2021-2022 school year, all students entering or transferring into 11th grade will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their first dose was…

Georgia vaccination sites shift to Johnson and Johnson

Release: State Mass Vaccination Sites Shift to Johnson and Johnson Vaccine, Pfizer 2nd Doses Atlanta, GA – Recently, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the…

‘Count the Kicks’ plans to reduce stillbirths in…

Release: With the goal to save more than 300 babies each year, the Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia Strong Families are partnering with Count the Kicks, an evidence-based stillbirth prevention public health campaign. …

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine suspended

The Georgia Department of Public Health has suspended all injections of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine following the lead of the CDD and FDA. A joint statement from those agencies regarding the suspension is…

Over 4.5 Million COVID-19 vaccines administered in GA

Release: Georgia Administers 4.5 Million Vaccines Atlanta, GA - Recently, the Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard reported over 4.5 million vaccines have been administered in the state of Georgia. Over 3 million Georgians have received at…