Clayton County Health District News

New District Health Director installed at Clayton County Health District

  Jonesboro – Dr. Mario Majette serves as the District Health Director for the Clayton Health District, District 3-3, in Jonesboro, Georgia. He began his new role on January 17, 2023. Dr. Mario Majette grew up in Middletown, PA and is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He completed...

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Georgia Department of Public Health Awarded $2,495,831.85 to Support Injury Prevention Efforts

  Atlanta –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) was awarded $2,495,831.85 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant funding is used to provide technical assistance and resources to partner agencies statewide, develop community support for motor vehicle safety programs, support data linkages and help evaluate program efforts. “This long-standing, unique partnership...

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Flu Vaccination: The Best Protection Against the Flu

  Don’t Make Flu a Guest for the Holidays Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to get vaccinated against flu right now. Flu activity is already widespread in Georgia – earlier than we’ve seen in recent years. With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, you have time to protect yourself and your family and friends by not waiting another day to get vaccinated....

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Treat Yourself to a Safe, Happy Halloween

  Follow Safety Tips From DPH Atlanta – As the spooky season kicks into high gear this weekend, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) recommends the following tips to help ensure everyone has a safe, fun time while making the rounds at fall festivals, trunk-or-treats, parties, and the traditional door-to-door hunt for goodies. Costumes Be sure costumes, masks, wigs, beards, and other...

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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 for their own protection, but to protect others around them who may be more vulnerable to the flu and its...

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New Bivalent Covid-19 Boosters Offer Enhanced Protection

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 Pfizer for individuals aged 12 and older; and they recommend the...

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DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration is advising the public of an alarming emerging trend of colorful fentanyl available across the United States.  In August 2022, DEA and our law enforcement partners began seizing brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 18 states.  Dubbed “rainbow fentanyl” in the media, this trend appears to be a new method used by drug cartels to sell...

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Monkeypox Vaccination Offered at Atlanta Black Pride Events

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 have been more than 1,400 laboratory positive cases of monkeypox in Georgia. The...

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Centralized Scheduling Tool for Monkeypox Vaccine Now Available on DPH Website

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 Appointment”. You may also call the Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line at (888) 457-0186...

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