South Health District

District News Release

Georgia’s Early Childhood Vaccination Rates Among Nation’s Highest

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.

Environmental Health Rules for Adoption

Local Environmental Health rules for adoption.

Georgia HIV Infections Drop 6% Annually for Six Years

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.

First Confirmed Flu-Related Death in Georgia

DPH is confirming the first flu-related death in Georgia this year. Flu activity is increasing statewide, along with the number of hospitalizations due to flu-related illness.

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth: A Public Health Threat

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.”

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) recommends older drivers and their families take time to talk about individual challenges and limitations of driving.

Quit Tobacco Today

Tobacco use is the No. 1 preventable cause of death in Georgia, yet many Georgians still use tobacco, tobacco products or electronic nicotine devices.

Food Safety

This year’s NFSM campaign will focus on protecting against some of the leading causes of foodborne illness – Norovirus and Hepatitis A.

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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Remember to Tip ‘n Toss

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.

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