North Central Health District



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News from North Central Health District:

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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North Central Health District Locations Closed April 15 for Good Friday

North Central Health District’s 13 county health departments, offices and other locations will be closed Friday, Apr. 15, for Good Friday.

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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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Request for Letter of Interest: Active Living Consultant

Creating an activity-friendly environment in the City of Sparta and Hancock County, Georgia

Deadline to submit Letter of Interest:  March 17, 2022 at 3 pm EDT

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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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Baldwin County Health Department COVID-19 testing Relocating to Walter B. Williams, Jr. Park

Mako Medical Providing COVID-19 Testing at New Location Beginning Jan. 14

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North Central Health District New Year’s Holiday Hours

Offices Closed Jan. 3; COVID-19 Testing Available by Appointment at Select Locations

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Child and Adult COVID-19 vaccine available! Now vaccinating ages 6 months and older. Booster doses available for those eligible. All 13 county health departments providing vaccines.See Schedule