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Booster Doses Authorized for Moderna and J&J COVID Vaccines

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will begin offering booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, pending guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These boosters are in addition to previously approved booster doses of Pfizer […]

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Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!

Flu and COVID Vaccines Available at Health Department Flu season is just around the corner and now is the time to get your flu vaccine. Receiving your annual flu vaccination is the easiest way to protect yourself from catching the flu. All South Health District Health Departments are offering both quadrivalent and high dose flu […]

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Early Detection, Healthy Living Best Protection Against Breast Cancer

South Health District recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month                 VALDOSTA – Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in U.S. women. It is estimated that 284,200 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed and that nearly 44,130 breast cancer deaths will occur this year. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness […]

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Georgia DPH Follows Federal Recommendations For COVID Booster Shots

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) for COVID vaccine booster shots. The recommendations for COVID vaccine booster shots are: People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care […]

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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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