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Widespread Flu Activity in Georgia

Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Flu ATLANTA – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Flu activity is already widespread in Georgia – earlier than we’ve seen in recent years. “Every individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine – not just […]

DeKalb WIC to Begin Issuing Benefits via eWIC Cards on Oct. 11

DECATUR, Ga. – Trips through checkout lines at the grocery store are about to become easier and less time consuming for participants in the Georgia Department of Public Health’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11, participants served by the DeKalb County Board of Health’s WIC locations will begin receiving an eWIC […]

Board of Health to Hold Meeting via Video Conference on Thursday

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting via teleconference on Sept. 22, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Public access to the video conference can be established through the following methods: Agenda items for the meeting include: I. Call to OrderII. Approval of Minutes Regular Board Meeting Minutes of […]

Board of Health to Host Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Event in Dunwoody on Sept. 17

DECATUR, Ga. – Fall Festival season, football season, Pumpkin Spice season – that’s just a sample of seasons that we’re entering. DeKalb health officials want to make sure another season is top of mind for everyone – flu season. To that end, the DeKalb County Board of Health is hosting a drive-thru flu vaccination event […]

New Bivalent Covid-19 Boosters Offer Enhanced Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 7, 2022 Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will begin offering the new bivalent COVID-19 booster this week, as shipments of the vaccine arrive in the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend the bivalent booster manufactured by […]

Monkeypox Vaccination Offered at Atlanta Black Pride Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESept. 2, 2022 Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and metro Atlanta health districts are offering monkeypox vaccinations at various locations and times during Atlanta Black Pride. A list of vaccination sites and hours of operation can be found on the DPH website. In most cases, walk-ins are welcome. There […]

Centralized Scheduling Tool for Monkeypox Vaccine Now Available on DPH Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAug. 15, 2022                                                                               ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has launched an online, centralized scheduling tool and helpline to locate and make appointments for monkeypox vaccine. To schedule a monkeypox vaccine visit dph.ga.gov/monkeypox and click on the Learn More tab under “Find a Vaccine and Register for an […]

Monkeypox Transmission in Public Settings: How to Prevent Spread of Infection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAug. 9, 2022 ATLANTA –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to closely monitor the current outbreak of monkeypox in the state. As of today, there are 625 confirmed monkeypox cases in Georgia. Testing and vaccination are available in health districts throughout the state; however, vaccine supplies from the federal government remain […]

DeKalb Health Officials to Open Appointments for Aug. 5 Monkeypox Vaccination Event

DECATUR, Ga. – In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health, the DeKalb County Board of Health has received additional monkeypox vaccine to offer appointments for an additional large vaccination event. The next large vaccination event will be held on Fri., Aug. 5, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the North DeKalb Health […]

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In observance of Juneteenth, all DeKalb Public Health centers will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th. #happyjuneteenth