Clayton County Health District News

New Distribution Process for Monoclonal Antibody Treatments in Georgia

Atlanta, GA— The federal government has changed the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed in the United States, including Georgia. The decision announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the result of supply shortages and extraordinary demand for the treatments across the country, particularly due to the rapid spread of the delta...

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Georgia Surpasses Grim COVID-19 Milestone

More Than 20,000 Lives Lost to COVID-19 ATLANTA, GA— The number of Georgians who have died from COVID-19 now surpasses 20,000. As of 3 p.m. today, there have been 20,041 confirmed COVID deaths in Georgia since the pandemic began. “It is tragic but not surprising that we have surpassed this grim milestone of 20,000 COVID deaths in our state,” said Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., Georgia...

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COVID-19 Daily Status Report and COVID Vaccine Dashboard Updates

Atlanta, GA— Effective July 1, 2021, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will no longer provide updates to the COVID-19 Daily Status Report and the COVID vaccine dashboard on weekends and holidays. Updates will continue Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. for both data resources. DPH will continue to collect all data including case and testing numbers, deaths and hospitalizations, as well...

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GA DPH Seeks Public Input on Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

Atlanta, GA— The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking public comment on the Georgia Fiscal Year 2021 Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHBG). The purpose of this public hearing is to collect public comments on the work plan and deliverables of this grant. A virtual public hearing will be held Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. To join on your computer or...

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Called Meeting of the Board of Public Health

Atlanta, GA— The Board of Public Health will hold a called meeting for the Georgia Department of Public Health Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  WHEN:            1 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2021 WHERE:         Virtual Meeting CALL IN:        Members of the media and public may call in using the number below. (470) 344-9228, Meeting ID 859618197# +1 470-344-9228,,859618197#  AGENDA:           Call to Order...

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DPH and CORE Honored by Latin American Association

Atlanta, GA— The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) have been honored by the Latin American Association (LAA) with the Pacesetter Award for their work in providing COVID vaccinations to Latinx communities in Georgia. DPH has partnered with CORE and LAA to host vaccination events that bring vaccine to people in communities where they live and...

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DPH Will Resume J&J Vaccinations in Georgia

Timeline to be Determined Atlanta – Following a thorough safety review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the CDC and ACIP have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the J&J COVID vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will again offer J&J vaccine to Georgians aged 18 and older. Details on when administration of the...

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DPH Follows FDA and CDC Guidance Pausing J&J Vaccinations in Georgia

Atlanta — Following the guidance and recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is pausing J&J (Janssen) vaccinations in Georgia until further notice. The FDA and CDC are reviewing data involving six reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot occurring in women...

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Georgians 16+ Eligible for COVID Vaccine

Beginning Thursday, March 25, 2021  Atlanta— The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp today announced the state will expand its COVID vaccine eligibility beginning March 25, 2021, to include all Georgians aged 16 and older. Increased COVID vaccine supply and significant progress in vaccinating Georgia seniors, our most vulnerable population, allows the state to move...

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Georgia Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility

Beginning Monday, March 15, 2021 Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp today announced the state will expand its vaccine eligibility March 15, 2021, to include adults aged 55 and older, individuals with disabilities and certain medical conditions. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are already eligible for vaccination. This...

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