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Brooks CHD Under New Leadership

Brooks County Health Department is experiencing a lot of changes as a new leader takes the reins. Dorcel Rockmore, RN, was named county nurse manager August 1.

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A Healthy Start Begins With On-Time Vaccinations

Immunizations give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before age 2.

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 […]

Hospitalizations and Deaths Possibly tied to Street Drugs in Georgia

DPH has become aware of a dangerous, potentially lethal substance contained in street drugs surfacing in central and South Georgia

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 […]

DPH Recognizes EMS Week & Stroke Awareness Month

DPH recognizes May as Stroke Awareness Month, and this week (May 21 – 27) as Annual EMS Week. In combination, DPH recognizes that without Emergency Medical Services, treating stroke quickly – critical to preventing permanent brain damage – would not be possible.

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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.