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Microblading Law Reminder

Governor Deal signed a bill permitting microblading – temporary cosmetic tattooing of eyebrows – as a legal form of tattooing in Georgia. 

Horse in Cook County Test Positive for EEE

A horse in Cook County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

Public Health Officials urge Mosquito Prevention Tips

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed twenty-four mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Lowndes County. Public Health Officials continue to encourage South Georgians to guard against exposure to mosquitoes.

Back to School Requirements

Summer vacation is winding down and school will commence soon, but is your child completely ready to start school? Local public health officials encourage you to stay up-to-date and get vaccinations required for school age children now.

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Through a partnership Mosquito Surveillance Program, Public Health officials have been notified numerous mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Lowndes County. South Georgians are encouraged to guard against exposure to mosquitoes. 

National Infant Immunization Week

Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death.

World TB Day

Although Tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, many people in the United States still suffer from the disease.

It’s Time to Vaccinate your Preteen

To protect every adult and child, DPH established Georgia Preteen Vaccine Awareness Week, observed March 12-16, 2018, to serve as a reminder for parents to talk with their preteens and teens about getting immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Three Confirmed Flu-Related Deaths in South Georgia

DPH has confirmed three flu-related deaths in South Health District. These are the first confirmed flu-related deaths in the District this flu season.

Fast-Track and FREE Flu Shots Offered

Health departments in Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner Counties will begin offering FREE flu shots to uninsured adults tomorrow, January 30, while supplies last.