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Twiggs County Health Department Hosting Back to School Bash

Health Department and Partners Providing Services and Education July 5

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High Temperatures in Georgia Raise Health Concerns 

Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Stay Informed

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Know Your Status with Free HIV Testing on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Each year, June 27 is recognized as National HIV Testing Day. On this day, public health, healthcare providers and community organizations across the nation raise awareness about the importance of regular HIV testing and stress the significance of early HIV diagnosis.

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North Central Health District locations Closed May 30 for Memorial Day

COVID-19 Testing Will Be Available By Appointment

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Macon-Bibb County Health Department, Safe Kids Central Georgia join CareSource to host Child Safety Extravaganza June 18

Event Offers Educational Resources, Activities, Prizes and More

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DPH Urges Parents to Talk to Their Pediatricians for Guidance During Baby Formula Shortage  

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents unable to find baby formula typically used for their child to contact their pediatrician about appropriate nutritional and safe feeding alternatives.

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WIC Farmers Markets Bringing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Central Georgia

Fresh Produce Available At No Cost to WIC Participants at County Health Departments

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Macon-Bibb County Health Department to Host Vision Clinic May 3

Macon-Bibb County Health Department will host a Vision Clinic in partnership with Prevent Blindness of Georgia on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

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DPH Moves to Weekly COVID-19 Data Reporting

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is transitioning from daily to weekly COVID-19 data reporting.

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Increased Reports of Overdoses Involving Drugs Mixed with Fentanyl

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Drug Surveillance Unit has received increased reports of overdoses due to drugs mixed with fentanyl, particularly cocaine, methamphetamine, and counterfeit pills.

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NCHD Investigating Houston County Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak

Houston County Environmental Health and North Central Health District Epidemiologists are investigating cases of gastrointestinal (GI) illness among people who attended the catered State of the Base event held March 1 in Houston County. Commonly reported symptoms linked to the event include vomiting, diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain. 

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Two COVID-19 Treatments No Longer Authorized for Use

Limited Efficacy Against Omicron

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North Central Health District Locations Closed Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

COVID-19 Testing Will Be Available at Two Locations By Appointment

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Child and Adult COVID-19 vaccine available! Now vaccinating ages 5 and older. Booster doses available for ages 12+. All 13 county health departments providing vaccines.See Schedule