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DeKalb Health Officials to Postpone Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Written on September 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm, by

DECATUR, Ga. – Due to lingering hazards and prioritization of resources needed to assist with recovery from Tropical Storm Irma, residents in DeKalb County looking to drive-thru for their flu shot will need to keep their vehicles parked a bit longer. The DeKalb County Board of Health’s first-ever drive-thru flu shot clinic, scheduled for Friday, […]

DeKalb Health Centers to Delay Opening on Wednesday Written on September 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm, by

DECATUR, Ga. – Due to lingering conditions associated with Tropical Storm Irma, ALL DeKalb County Board of Health locations will open at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, September 13. For the latest updates regarding DeKalb County Board of Health operations, visit www.dekalbhealth.net or follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

DeKalb Health Officials Warn Residents of Spoiled Food Hazards Written on September 12, 2017 at 12:46 pm, by

DECATUR, Ga. – As many areas in DeKalb County and Metro Atlanta await power restoration, the DeKalb County Board of Health is reminding residents to inspect their freezer and refrigerator contents carefully once the power comes back on, as some food items may no longer be safe to eat. To determine whether items can be […]

DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH HOLD TELECONFERENCE AUGUST 29 Written on August 28, 2017 at 11:00 am, by

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29, 2017, via teleconference.  The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend. Agenda items for the meeting are presentation of contract amendments for approval that include the agreement with ETR Services, Inc., an agreement with […]

Flu Shots Now Available at DeKalb Health Centers Written on August 28, 2017 at 10:21 am, by

DECATUR, Ga. – While high temperatures are a normal part of Georgia summers, DeKalb County health officials want you to avoid seeing triple digits on your medicine cabinet thermometer in the weeks to come by getting your flu shot sooner, rather than later. Today, the DeKalb County Board of Health began offering flu shots to […]

DeKalb Travel Clinic to Use Investigational Yellow Fever Vaccine Written on July 25, 2017 at 4:44 pm, by

DECATUR, Ga. – Due to an interruption in production of YF-Vax, the yellow fever vaccine licensed for use in the United States, the DeKalb Board of Health will be begin using a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized investigational vaccine, beginning on or after August 1. The Board of Health’s T.O. Vinson Health Center […]

DeKalb Health Officials Report Second Case of West Nile in 2017 Written on July 25, 2017 at 9:40 am, by

DECATUR, Ga. – Late Monday, the DeKalb County Board of Health received its second report of a human case of West Nile virus infection in the county. The patient, a 78-year-old male, living in unincorporated DeKalb, between Chamblee and Tucker, is currently hospitalized. To date, 30 West Nile virus positive mosquito pools have been identified […]

NACCHO Elects Ford to Its Board of Directors Written on July 18, 2017 at 4:48 pm, by

DECATUR, Ga. – The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has elected DeKalb County District Health Director S. Elizabeth Ford, M.D., M.B.A., to its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. NACCHO is governed by a 24-member board that comprises local and tribal health officials who are elected by their peers. The Board also includes […]

Board of Health to Open This Saturday to Help Parents with Back to School Homework Written on July 17, 2017 at 11:43 am, by

DECATUR, Ga. – Parents, did you put off your Back to School homework all summer? To help your child make the grade for having the proper immunizations and health services to head back to class, the DeKalb County Board of Health will offer special Saturday clinic hours. WHAT:          DeKalb County Board of Health Back to […]

DeKalb Health Officials Report First Case of West Nile in 2017 Written on July 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Board of Health received its first report of a human case of West Nile virus infection in the county earlier today. The patient, a 72-year-old male who lives in Brookhaven, is currently hospitalized. “It is unfortunate that one of our residents has contracted West Nile virus. However, this serves […]

DeKalb Becomes First Health District in Georgia to Achieve FDA’s Foodborne Illness and Food Defense Standard Written on June 6, 2017 at 11:35 am, by

DECATUR, Ga. – People who live, work, and play in DeKalb County can feel a bit safer and satisfied after their next dining experience in one of the county’s more than 2,200 regulated food establishments. The DeKalb County Board of Health’s Environmental Health division holds the distinction of being the first health district in the […]

DeKalb Board of Health Meets May 25 Written on May 22, 2017 at 1:38 am, by

DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETS MAY 25 The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2017, in the Bohan Auditorium, Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur.   The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend. Agenda items for the meeting […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Meets March 23 Written on March 17, 2017 at 9:53 am, by

DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETS MARCH 23 The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Bohan Auditorium, Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Agenda items for the meeting are […]

Dental Hygiene Students and Board of Health Staff Address Children’s Oral Health Care Needs Written on March 17, 2017 at 9:13 am, by

Dental hygiene students and DeKalb County Board of Health staff recently provided free oral health care and education to students from Hightower Elementary School in Doraville. The future hygienists attend Georgia State University’s Perimeter College. On Seal Georgia Day, the team provided education, exams and preventive care to about 40 students in the first through […]

DeKalb Board of Health Meets January 26 Written on January 23, 2017 at 9:12 am, by

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017, in the Bohan Auditorium, Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur.  The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend. Agenda items for the meeting are the approval for contracts with Georgia State University, […]