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Update on Openings

All county health departments, clinics and offices within South Health District, except for Echols County Health Department, will reopen tomorrow at 8am.

Health Departments and District Offices Closed Additional Day

Valdosta – South Health District and health departments located in Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, including the Lake Park and Hahira health departments, Tift, and Turner Counties will remain closed on Wednesday, September 13. Currently, all clinics and facilities plan to resume normal business hours on Thursday, September 14. Environmental Health […]

SHD Facilities Plan to Close in Response to Irma

South Health District, the Adult Health Promotion clinic, and health departments located in Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, including the Lake Park and Hahira health departments, Tift, and Turner Counties will be closed on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12. The decision to close these facilities is a precautionary measure […]

Delphi Energy and Engine Management Systems Health Consultation Results Released

Atlanta (GA) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), has released the results of a health consultation conducted on the Delphi Energy and Engine Management Systems (Delphi) site in Fitzgerald, Georgia. This health consultation was prepared by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) under […]

Ben Hill County Students can receive Flu Vaccine at School

Fitzgerald – Ben Hill County Health Department is part of a statewide initiative again this year to have more students vaccinated against seasonal influenza (flu) by partnering with the Ben Hill County Board of Education to administer the vaccine at local schools. During the Fall, public health staff will administer the flu shot to all […]

August Brings Back-to-School Shots Reminder

Nashville – Summer vacation is winding down and back-to-school shopping has commenced. Berrien County Health Department encourages parents/guardians to ensure their children have their needed back-to-school screenings and immunizations now. “We are transitioning to electronic medical records this year,” states Dana Watson, county nurse manager. “We will be closed August 8-11 which is the first […]

Brooks County Horse Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Valdosta – Public Health officials are encouraging South Georgians to wear mosquito spray whenever outdoors to guard against mosquito-borne illnesses. A horse in Brooks County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). “While we see these types of reports each year, it’s still important for us to remember the importance of preventing mosquito bites […]

Memorial Day and Mosquitoes in Georgia

ATLANTA – Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and in Georgia, the beginning of mosquito season. Avoiding mosquito bites protects you and your family from mosquito-borne illness and helps prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness in Georgia.  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) recommends the use of EPA-registered insect repellents containing DEET […]

Speak Out Workshop

Do you know a great community organizer who is ready to Speak Out to end the silence & stigma around HIV? Greater Than AIDS and the Georgia Department of Public Health are hosting a new Speak Out workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, November 17-20. This is an exciting opportunity for young leaders in the state who […]

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