Dec 04, 2017 The holidays are just around the corner. Don’t let the flu virus keep you from doing the things you had planned this holiday season. More
Cold versus Flu: Know the Facts
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Read More
Now is the Time to Vaccinate Against Flu
The holidays are just around the corner. They are usually filled with family gatherings and parties where people are within close proximity. Don’t let the flu virus keep you from doing the things you had planned this holiday season. Read More
Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. Norovirus outbreaks occur throughout the year; however, 80% of the outbreaks occur from November to April. Read More
WIC Program Public Comment
The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC will hold its annual public comment period from Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017. During this period, Georgians are invited to comment on the program’s successes and identify opportunities to improve WIC services. Read More
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. Read More
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