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MCV4 Vaccine Required For 2021-2022 School Year

VALDOSTA – Before starting the 2021-2022 school year, all students entering or transferring into 11th grade will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord. It is spread […]

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REMINDER: MCV4 Requirement For 11th Graders

Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain […]

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Homebound COVID-19 Vaccinations

Georgia residents who are currently homebound due to an ongoing physical or mental disability and are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination site can request to receive vaccination at their home. Please email HVS@dph.ga.gov with the following information for the person who requires at home vaccination: Name Date of birth Address City County Contact […]

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Janssen (J&J) Resumed

After a thorough safety review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have determined that the use of Janssen (J&J) COVID vaccine should resume in the United States. As such, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) COVID Vaccine Program will again offer J&J vaccine to […]

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Janssen (J&J) Vaccinations Paused

ATLANTA – Following the guidance and recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is pausing J&J (Janssen) vaccinations in Georgia until further notice. The FDA and CDC are reviewing data involving six reported cases of a rare and […]

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Irwin Satur-Yay! COVID Clinic

Irwin County Health Department will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 AM to noon at the Chamber of Commerce’s Satur-Yay! Event at Cumbee Park. During this clinic Moderna vaccine will be administered to participants. “Appointments are encouraged for this vaccination clinic,” says Michelle Stone, RN, county nurse manager. “We will […]

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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 covid19.dph.ga.gov […]

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