SHD makes COVID-19 testing a routine clinical service

Release: Public Health COVID-19 Testing Changes VALDOSTA – Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021, health departments throughout South Health District will begin offering rapid COVID-19 testing as a clinical appointment. The two largest health departments, Lowndes and…

Valdosta State holds successful Fresh Check Day

Release: VSU Takes a Fresh Approach to Mental Health  VALDOSTA — With suicide being the second leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 24, Valdosta State University recently partnered with the Jordan Porco…

Georgia reaches 3 Million administered vaccines

Release: Georgia Administers Over 3 Million Vaccines, 1 Million Seniors Vaccinated Atlanta, GA – Recently, the Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard reported that over 3 million vaccines have been administered, approximately 82% of the doses allocated…

GA to expand COVID vaccine eligibility

Release: Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations. On March 15, vaccination criteria will expand to include Georgians aged 55 and older and individuals with disabilities and certain medical…

GA expects to give 83K Johnson & Johnson…

Release: Gov. Kemp: Georgia Ready to Distribute New Vaccine Atlanta, GA – Following the U.S Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the following…

DPH recognizes National Nutrition Month

Release: Personalizing Your Plate Important for Overall Nutrition National Nutrition Month recognized in March Developing a healthful eating pattern is not a one-size-fits all endeavor. The key is tailoring your favorite foods to meet your…

Over 2 million COVID-19 vaccines administered in GA

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Has Administered Over 2 Million Vaccines Release: Atlanta, GA – Recently, the Georgia Department of Public Health's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard reported 2,048,591 total vaccine doses administered in the Peach State, accounting for 82.57% of the…

Health education standards now open to public comment

Release: Proposed health education standards open for 30-day public comment period MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us-Follow GaDOE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram February 18, 2021 – The State Board of Education has posted the…