Clayton County Health District News

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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Improvements to COVID-19 Daily Status Report

Atlanta –Effective Thursday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m., there will be several improvements to the COVID-19 Daily Status Report on the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website. These changes are designed to make the dashboard more user-friendly while providing an accurate picture of COVID-19 in Georgia. The changes to the Daily Status Report will include: Antigen tests have been added to the...

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DPH and DHS Team Up to Help

Seniors Get COVID-19 Vaccine Atlanta – The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) are joining efforts to ensure vulnerable seniors get access to the COVID-19 vaccine. DPH, DHS and local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) will be helping older adults to sign up for and coordinate transportation services to vaccination appointments across the state. “This...

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Weather Delays COVID Vaccine Shipments to Georgia

Atlanta – Winter weather across the country is significantly impacting shipments of COVID-19 vaccine to Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) received notification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that normally would have arrived the first part of this week were held back by the manufacturers due to the weather. As a...

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New COVID Vaccine Dashboard on DPH Website

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard on the DPH website https://dph.georgia.gov/. The dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia. As part of the transition to the new dashboard, you will see a one-time decrease in the number of vaccines administered. This slight decrease is the result...

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COVID-19 Varaint Cases Increase in Georgia

Atlanta –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming there are now 19 cases of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 identified in Georgia. This is the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states. So far, no other COVID-19 variants have been identified in Georgia. The B.1.1.7 cases in Georgia are in individuals ages 15 to 61, eight males and 11 females....

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Volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccination Response

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized. Georgia Responds is Georgia’s health and medical volunteer program which matches the skills and credentials of medical and...

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Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini Grant

Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH), Injury Prevention Program, Child Occupant Safety Project, is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant. The Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant program helps county health departments and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths among...

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