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Health Department Hosting Car Seat Check Event

VALDOSTA – Lowndes County Health Department will host a car seat check event for the community this month. This event is hosted as part of the National Child Passenger Safety Week 2021 which is recognized September 19-25. It is important to choose a seat that is right for the size and age of your child […]

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LOWNDES COUNTY ONLY: Online COVID Vaccination Appointment Booking Available

COVID-19 vaccination appointments can now be scheduled online for the Lowndes County Health Department. Online booking is not available for our other nine county health departments at this time. Appointments are currently only available September 3 through October 29. These appointments are available for all individuals seeking first and second dose appointments. Additional dose appointments […]

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Labor Day Schedule

Earlier this month, Governor Brian Kemp Announced that state employees would be provided with a day of administrative leave surrounding the Labor Day holiday. To ensure residents in our ten-county area continue to have access to public health services, clinics will stagger their additional closing day (either Friday, Sept. 3 or Tuesday, Sept.7). Lowndes and […]

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Public Health Offering Additional Vaccine Dose

Available for Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised VALDOSTA – Beginning Monday, August 23, individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are eligible to receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccination in local health departments. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that certain patients with weakened immune systems receive an additional dose of the […]

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South Health District Sees 4,195 New Cases in 14 Days

VALDOSTA – New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise with many counties seeing daily case increases comparable to, and for some even higher than, those seen during the first COVID-19 wave in 2020. The Georgia Department of Public Health reports that, from August 7-August 13, South Health District reported 2,422 new COVID-19 laboratory […]

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New CDC Data: COVID-19 Vaccination Safe for Pregnant People

CDC Recommends All Pregnant People or People Thinking About Becoming Pregnant Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 CDC has released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people and is recommending all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. “CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking […]

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Schools Learn to “Stop The Bleed”

VALDOSTA – Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency in partnership with The Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District provided “Stop the Bleed” training at two Lowndes County private schools this week.  The trainings, held at Crossroads Baptist and St. John’s Catholic School, were led by Lowndes County Emergency Management Director Ashley Tye. “Stop the […]

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NOTICE: COVID Mitigation Strategies Resume At SHD Clinics

Due to the increase in new COVID-19 cases, South Health District clinics will be implementing mitigation strategies including: Masks will be required to enter any of our lobbies/clinic settings (applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people). Health screenings will be conducted before entering any of our lobbies/clinic settings. Anyone showing ANY signs of illness (cough, […]

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COVID Cases On The Rise

VALDOSTA – With COVID cases on the rise across our region, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District wants to encourage all eligible individuals who have not been vaccinated to do so. Within the 10 counties that South Health District serves (Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner) […]

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Lowndes Health Department Hosting “Back-To-School Bash”

Don’t Wait to Schedule Immunization Appointments VALDOSTA – Lowndes County Health Department encourages parents to not wait until the last minute to get their child’s back to school vaccinations. To make the process easier for parents, the health department will be hosting a “Back to School Bash” on July 12-16 and July 26-30.   The […]

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