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COVID-19 Does Not Take A Holiday

VALDOSTA – After more than eight months of social distancing, the holidays may appear as a chance for some normalcy in the chaos of 2020.  The Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District wants to remind everyone that COVID-19 doesn’t take a holiday, and neither should your precautions. Gathering with family and friends for […]

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SHD recognizes World AIDS Day 2020

VALDOSTA – While COVID remains at the forefront of many American’s minds, it is also important to not forget those who are fighting other viruses. The Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District Adult Health Promotion program wants to bring awareness to those fighting HIV and AIDS through their annual World AIDS Day luncheon. […]

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Antigen Testing Now Available

Health Departments within the South Health District will begin providing free antigen testing on Monday, November 9 to anyone that has signs or symptoms of COVID-19, while supplies last. “We received 10,000 rapid antigen tests to use at public health testing sites throughout our district,” says William R. Grow, district health director. “These tests should […]

Drive Thru Flu Clinic Schedule

Ben Hill County Health Department – Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Berrien County Health Department – Friday, November 20th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Brooks County Health Department – TBD Echols County Health Department – Wednesday November 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Irwin County Health Department – Wednesday, November 18th […]

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Drive Thru and Prevent the Flu

VALDOSTA – With COVID-19 still spreading across our community it is more important now than ever to protect yourself from the flu. Lowndes County Health Department will hold a Drive Thru Flu Clinic on Friday, November 13. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Lowndes County Civic Center, 2102 East […]

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Lowndes Sees Increase In COVID-19 Cases

VALDOSTA – Lowndes County has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases in the month of October. The beginning of this increase was first noticed in the second week of October, and the positivity rate has continued to grow since that time. “This increase is significant and it is extremely important that residents not forget that […]

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Early Detection Saves Lives

South Health District recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month VALDOSTA – It is estimated that 279,100 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2020. It is also estimated that nearly 50,000 deaths from breast cancer will occur in 2020. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, public health officials are committed to providing […]

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Flu or COVID-19?

Determining the difference VALDOSTA – With flu season just around the corner and COVID-19 still extremely prevalent across our area, many people want to know “What is the difference between the flu and COVID-19?” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza and COVID-19 are both respiratory illnesses that are highly contagious. Both […]

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DPH and Governor Kemp Ask Georgians to Follow Four Things for Fall

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Kemp are encouraging Georgians to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend while following Four Things for Fall COVID-19 prevention measures. Wear a face covering in public. Stay 6 feet away from others. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use […]

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Lowndes CHD & Lark Park Clinic closed Aug. 24

Update: Lowndes County Health Department reopened Tuesday, August 25 at 8 a.m. Lake Park Clinic will reopen Wednesday, August 26, for general services. The Lowndes County Health Department General Clinic as well as Lake Park Clinic will be closed Monday, August 24, due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. Patients will be contacted to […]

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