Georgia is leading the country with above average early childhood vaccinations with 75.6 percent of children 19-35 months old protected, compared to national averages of 72.2 percent for the 7-vaccine series.
April 20, 2017 12:34 PM
March 07, 2017 11:06 AM
According to a recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia is among eight states whose infection rate dropped significantly during the six-year period.
January 10, 2017 3:24 PM
December 12, 2016 10:08 AM
DPH is urging caution about the use and exposure of children and youth to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes. The U.S. Surgeon General issued a report this week on the dangers of electronic nicotine delivery systems saying “nicotine-containing products are unsafe for youth.”
October 31, 2016 10:21 AM
September 06, 2016 12:23 PM
Now that Tropical Storm Hermine has moved through the state, DPH is reminding Georgians that any standing water creates a prime habitat for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Tip ‘n Toss after the storm to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illness.