South Health District


Ben Hill Drive-Thru COVID-19 Clinic

Ben Hill County Health Department will hold a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 17 from 8:15-11:45AM. During this clinic Moderna vaccine will be administered to participants. “Appointments are required for the drive-thru clinic,” says Chris Naylor, RN, county nurse manager. “We are excited to offer another drive-thru clinic to our community and surrounding […]

Faith-Based COVID Vaccine Clinics

South Health District partnered with five faith-based organizations to host mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Lowndes County. Public health officials will set up clinics at the below five churches during April 8-10 in an attempt to vaccinate more individuals in South Georgia. Appointments are required by calling 844-955-1499. Thursday, April 8 New Hope Missionary Baptist […]

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Boards of Health Meeting

All ten county boards of health will hold one joint meeting on Friday, March 26, at noon via conference call. Public is welcome to call in to the meeting. Telephone number is 866-809-6529, access code is 669111#. For more information contact Patrina Bowles at 229-333-5290.

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COVID-19 Testing Changes

UPDATED 4/1/2021 Due to the high number of requests for testing at Lowndes County Health Department, the Lowndes testing site will now be open EVERY Tuesday. The testing site will also begin opening on Thursday mornings on April 15. Anyone wishing to make an appointment for testing at the Lowndes testing site, please visit […]

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Ben Hill Health Department Hosts Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Event

FITZGERALD – The Ben Hill County Health Department will host a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event on March 23. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3 the health department, located at 251 Appomattox Rd. in Fitzgerald. Only certain groups qualify for COVID-19 vaccination at this time: Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, […]

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Personalizing Your Plate Important for Overall Nutrition

National Nutrition Month recognized in March Developing a healthful eating pattern is not a one-size-fits all endeavor. The key is tailoring your favorite foods to meet your individual nutrient needs. This March, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District joins the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to recognize National Nutrition Month and focus […]

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1A+ Encouraged to Schedule Appointments Now

Wait Times Will Increase After March 8 Vaccine Expansion Governor Brian Kemp announced February 25 that COVID-19 vaccination eligibility will expand March 8 to include educators and staff (Pre-K, K-12, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs), adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers, and parents of children with complex medical conditions. South Health […]

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Lowndes & Berrien County Health Departments COVID Vaccine Shortage

Second Dose Appointments are Current Priority Valdosta – Due to a limited supply of COVID vaccine, Lowndes County Health Department will start contacting individuals January 21 to cancel appointments for those who have not yet received their first vaccination in the health department or drive thru. Berrien County Health Department will start contacting individuals January […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update 1/5/2020

Thank you to everyone who has registered for vaccine appointment callbacks so far. Our health department staff are hard at work calling everyone who has signed up. We received more than 2,000 registrants in the first four days, so we ask that you please be patient with our staff as they work through these lists. […]

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District COVID-19 Cases At All Time High

        VALDOSTA – South Health District is currently experiencing the most significant increase in COVID-19 cases that the district has seen since the pandemic began.           The positivity rate across the district has increased to 15-27% in the last two weeks. An increase of up to 10 percent from earlier this month and double […]

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