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Tift County Drive Thru Flu Clinic

Lessen your chances of getting the flu this year! Get the shot, not the flu…it’s as easy as driving thru!

Category: Tift County News

Update on Openings

All county health departments, clinics and offices within South Health District, except for Echols County Health Department, will reopen tomorrow at 8am.

DPH Urges Safety Precautions After Irma

Hurricane/tropical storm Irma is no longer a threat but recovering from the storm will take weeks, and even longer in some parts of the state. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to use extreme caution particularly in the next few days as residents return to their homes, power is restored and […]

Health Departments and District Offices Closed Additional Day

Valdosta – South Health District and health departments located in Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, including the Lake Park and Hahira health departments, Tift, and Turner Counties will remain closed on Wednesday, September 13. Currently, all clinics and facilities plan to resume normal business hours on Thursday, September 14. Environmental Health […]

SHD Facilities Plan to Close in Response to Irma

South Health District, the Adult Health Promotion clinic, and health departments located in Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, including the Lake Park and Hahira health departments, Tift, and Turner Counties will be closed on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12. The decision to close these facilities is a precautionary measure […]

Confirmed Cases of Mosquito-borne Diseases

DPH has confirmed a resident tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Ben Hill County and a horse tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Lowndes County.

Brooks CHD Under New Leadership

Brooks County Health Department is experiencing a lot of changes as a new leader takes the reins. Dorcel Rockmore, RN, was named county nurse manager August 1.

Category: Brooks County News

A Healthy Start Begins With On-Time Vaccinations

Immunizations give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before age 2.

Delphi Energy and Engine Management Systems Health Consultation Results Released

Atlanta (GA) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), has released the results of a health consultation conducted on the Delphi Energy and Engine Management Systems (Delphi) site in Fitzgerald, Georgia. This health consultation was prepared by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) under […]

Ben Hill County Students can receive Flu Vaccine at School

Fitzgerald – Ben Hill County Health Department is part of a statewide initiative again this year to have more students vaccinated against seasonal influenza (flu) by partnering with the Ben Hill County Board of Education to administer the vaccine at local schools. During the Fall, public health staff will administer the flu shot to all […]