Clayton County Health District News

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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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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