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Our social media presence intends to create a safe space for open discussion and interaction with GaDPH. Please note that we DO moderate our social media accounts and pages. In order to foster an engaging environment, we reserve the right to restrict comments that:

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The best way to protect Georgia's children is to ensure those around them are masked and vaccinated. Using every tool we...
10/11/2021

The best way to protect Georgia's children is to ensure those around them are masked and vaccinated. Using every tool we have to slow the spread of COVID-19 will help all Georgians.

The best way to protect Georgia's children is to ensure those around them are masked and vaccinated. Using every tool we have to slow the spread of COVID-19 will help all Georgians.

Tenemos las herramientas que necesitamos para estar protegidos contra COVID-19. cdc.gov/coronavirus-es
10/10/2021

Tenemos las herramientas que necesitamos para estar protegidos contra COVID-19.

cdc.gov/coronavirus-es

Tenemos las herramientas que necesitamos para estar protegidos contra COVID-19.

cdc.gov/coronavirus-es

We're all working together to Hydrate My State!Thirsty? Choose water to stay hydrated without the added calories.#Hydrat...
10/08/2021

We're all working together to Hydrate My State!

Thirsty? Choose water to stay hydrated without the added calories.

#HydrateMyStateGA
#ChooseWater

We're all working together to Hydrate My State!

Thirsty? Choose water to stay hydrated without the added calories.

#HydrateMyStateGA
#ChooseWater

We can slow the spread of COVID-19. Use the tools we have to keep yourself, your family, your friends, and your communit...
10/07/2021

We can slow the spread of COVID-19. Use the tools we have to keep yourself, your family, your friends, and your community safe.

#SlowtheSpread

We can slow the spread of COVID-19. Use the tools we have to keep yourself, your family, your friends, and your community safe.

#SlowtheSpread

Cuando COVID-19 afecta a los no vacunados, determina el nivel de intensidad de la enfermedad. La vacunación es nuestra m...
10/06/2021
COVID Vaccine

Cuando COVID-19 afecta a los no vacunados, determina el nivel de intensidad de la enfermedad. La vacunación es nuestra mejor defensa contra la propagación de COVID-19 y sus variantes, incluyendo Delta. http://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine

Local, state, and federal government websites often end in .gov. State of Georgia government websites and email systems use “georgia.gov” or “ga.gov” at the end of the address. Before sharing sensitive or personal information, make sure you’re on an official state website.

Get tested. Say "YES" to the COVID-19 vaccine. Here's where: dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine
10/05/2021

Get tested. Say "YES" to the COVID-19 vaccine. Here's where:

dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine

Get tested. Say "YES" to the COVID-19 vaccine. Here's where:

dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine

"How does getting a vaccine save lives?" Vaccines are proven to protect against illness/death from COVID-19. Those fully...
10/04/2021
Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccines Work

"How does getting a vaccine save lives?"

Vaccines are proven to protect against illness/death from COVID-19. Those fully vaccinated w/ vaccine breakthrough infection are less likely to develop serious illness than those who are unvaccinated & get sick. https://bit.ly/2XAtgW7

Learn how the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assess the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines before approving or authorizing a vaccine for emergency use.

COVID-19 puede ser mortal. Las vacunas contra COVID-19 salvan vidas. http://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine
10/02/2021
COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 puede ser mortal. Las vacunas contra COVID-19 salvan vidas. http://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine

Local, state, and federal government websites often end in .gov. State of Georgia government websites and email systems use “georgia.gov” or “ga.gov” at the end of the address. Before sharing sensitive or personal information, make sure you’re on an official state website.

From the CDC: Unvaccinated Americans are 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19. Please, if you haven't already, get a ...
10/01/2021

From the CDC: Unvaccinated Americans are 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19.

Please, if you haven't already, get a COVID-19 vaccine.

For more: https://bit.ly/3hBmUMU
Dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine

From the CDC: Unvaccinated Americans are 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19.

Please, if you haven't already, get a COVID-19 vaccine.

For more: https://bit.ly/3hBmUMU
Dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine

When you make the choice to vaccinate, you protect your friends, family, and neighbors. Vaccines can keep you from getti...
09/30/2021
COVID Vaccine

When you make the choice to vaccinate, you protect your friends, family, and neighbors. Vaccines can keep you from getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

#ISaidYesGA http://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine

Local, state, and federal government websites often end in .gov. State of Georgia government websites and email systems use “georgia.gov” or “ga.gov” at the end of the address. Before sharing sensitive or personal information, make sure you’re on an official state website.

09/30/2021

Congratulations to the local #GeorgiaWIC offices that received the Gold WIC Breastfeeding Award of Excellence during National WIC Breastfeeding Week! Coastal Georgia Public Health Cobb & Douglas Public Health DeKalb County Board of Health Gwinnett, Newton, & Rockdale County Health Departments District 4 Public Health North Central Health District West Central Health District Georgia Southwest Georgia Public Health District

Incluso en lugares de alta transmisión, las vacunas contra COVID-19 ofrecen una gran protección contra la propagación de...
09/29/2021

Incluso en lugares de alta transmisión, las vacunas contra COVID-19 ofrecen una gran protección contra la propagación del virus y la variante Delta.

Incluso en lugares de alta transmisión, las vacunas contra COVID-19 ofrecen una gran protección contra la propagación del virus y la variante Delta.

Some say: "I had COVID-19 and feel my natural immunity is enough to protect me."Science says: Vaccination helps protect ...
09/28/2021
COVID-19 Vaccination

Some say: "I had COVID-19 and feel my natural immunity is enough to protect me."

Science says: Vaccination helps protect you even if you've already had COVID-19. Research has not yet shown how long you are protected from getting COVID-19 after recovery. https://bit.ly/3tTH7Ck

COVID-19 vaccines protect against COVID-19. Get safety info and more.

Why Water?! Choosing water instead of sugary beverages or soda is a great first step to an overall healthy diet. Everyon...
09/27/2021

Why Water?! Choosing water instead of sugary beverages or soda is a great first step to an overall healthy diet. Everyone should try to drink 8 – 12 cups (8 ounces equals 1 cup)of water every day.

Just take it one day, one drink at a time.

#HydrateMyStateGA
#ChooseWater

Why Water?! Choosing water instead of sugary beverages or soda is a great first step to an overall healthy diet. Everyone should try to drink 8 – 12 cups (8 ounces equals 1 cup)of water every day.

Just take it one day, one drink at a time.

#HydrateMyStateGA
#ChooseWater

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available throughout the state. It's not too late to protect yourself; find a convenient lo...
09/27/2021

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available throughout the state. It's not too late to protect yourself; find a convenient location near you: dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available throughout the state. It's not too late to protect yourself; find a convenient location near you: dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine

Si entra en contacto con COVID-19, el sitio web de DPH proporciona información detallada y las mejores prácticas para pr...
09/25/2021
Quarantine Guidance: What to do if you were exposed to someone with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Si entra en contacto con COVID-19, el sitio web de DPH proporciona información detallada y las mejores prácticas para protegerse a sí mismo y a los demás. https://dph.georgia.gov/contact

Local, state, and federal government websites often end in .gov. State of Georgia government websites and email systems use “georgia.gov” or “ga.gov” at the end of the address. Before sharing sensitive or personal information, make sure you’re on an official state website.

Sugary drinks are the number one source of added calories in our diet. Let’s hydrate by choosing healthier drink options...
09/24/2021

Sugary drinks are the number one source of added calories in our diet.

Let’s hydrate by choosing healthier drink options, like water, instead of beverages that contain sugar.

#HydrateMyStateGA
#ChooseWater

Sugary drinks are the number one source of added calories in our diet.

Let’s hydrate by choosing healthier drink options, like water, instead of beverages that contain sugar.

#HydrateMyStateGA
#ChooseWater

"Why do we worry so much about the Delta variant?"Delta variant causes more infections & spreads faster than other COVID...
09/23/2021
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

"Why do we worry so much about the Delta variant?"
Delta variant causes more infections & spreads faster than other COVID-19 variants. The greatest risk of transmission is among unvaccinated people who are more likely to get infected & transmit the virus. https://bit.ly/3tTdgdk

CDC provides credible COVID-19 health information to the U.S.

Reduce strain on our hospitals and medical community. Find a vaccination location near you: dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine
09/22/2021

Reduce strain on our hospitals and medical community. Find a vaccination location near you: dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine

Reduce strain on our hospitals and medical community. Find a vaccination location near you: dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine

Did you know falsifying a vaccination card is a federal crime?Learn more:dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine
09/21/2021

Did you know falsifying a vaccination card is a federal crime?

Learn more:
dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine

Did you know falsifying a vaccination card is a federal crime?

Learn more:
dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine

Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp have teamed up with beloved Georgia broadcaster, WSB-TV’s Monica Kaufma...
09/21/2021
Vaccine PSA with Monica Kaufman Pearson

Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp have teamed up with beloved Georgia broadcaster, WSB-TV’s Monica Kaufman Pearson, for an important public service announcement about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine and where the vaccines are currently available, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health's website at: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h5i0iCMVIY

Mild side effects from COVID-19 vaccines are signs the vaccine is working. They may include some mild, short-term inject...
09/20/2021

Mild side effects from COVID-19 vaccines are signs the vaccine is working. They may include some mild, short-term injection site pain, fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches, and joint pain. https://bit.ly/3j9X1oD

Mild side effects from COVID-19 vaccines are signs the vaccine is working. They may include some mild, short-term injection site pain, fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches, and joint pain. https://bit.ly/3j9X1oD

Timeline Photos
09/20/2021

Timeline Photos

If you're not yet vaccinated, we urge you not to wait any longer. The vaccines don't contain live virus. They don't change your DNA. They don't have microchips. They DO help keep you from being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19. See a more comprehensive list of vaccination events at gachd.org/vaccine

09/20/2021

In addition to the current MAKO Medical Free Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing sites in Canton, Dalton and Ellijay, now 3 NEW testing sites will operate one day each week in Blue Ridge, Chatsworth and Jasper! Get details at bit.ly/MoreMAKOCovidTesingSites-NorthGA #GetTested

If you’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19, self-isolate and follow isolation and quarantine guidance to protect yo...
09/19/2021

If you’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19, self-isolate and follow isolation and quarantine guidance to protect your family, friends, and neighbors.

#StoptheSpread

If you’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19, self-isolate and follow isolation and quarantine guidance to protect your family, friends, and neighbors.

#StoptheSpread

Ubique la clínica de vacunación más cercana. Escriba un mensaje de texto con su código postal a “Vacuna” (822862) o visi...
09/18/2021
Encuentre vacunas contra el COVID-19 cerca de usted

Ubique la clínica de vacunación más cercana. Escriba un mensaje de texto con su código postal a “Vacuna” (822862) o visite vaccinelocator.org para encontrar una cita de vacunación. http://www.vacunas.gov

Vacunas.gov le ayuda a encontrar centros médicos, farmacias y otras sitios que ofrecen vacunas COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past, getting a vaccine is your safest and most effective defense against catching it agai...
09/17/2021

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past, getting a vaccine is your safest and most effective defense against catching it again or spreading it to those you love. https://bit.ly/3DevYR8

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past, getting a vaccine is your safest and most effective defense against catching it again or spreading it to those you love. https://bit.ly/3DevYR8

Did you know Healthy People 2030 has a goal to reduce the consumption of calories from added sugars by people ages 2 and...
09/16/2021

Did you know Healthy People 2030 has a goal to reduce the consumption of calories from added sugars by people ages 2 and older?

Let’s do it together! Thirsty? Choose water.

#HydrateMyStateGA
#ChooseWater

Did you know Healthy People 2030 has a goal to reduce the consumption of calories from added sugars by people ages 2 and older?

Let’s do it together! Thirsty? Choose water.

#HydrateMyStateGA
#ChooseWater

COVID-19 can be fatal. COVID-19 vaccines save lives. http://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine
09/16/2021
COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 can be fatal. COVID-19 vaccines save lives. http://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine

Local, state, and federal government websites often end in .gov. State of Georgia government websites and email systems use “georgia.gov” or “ga.gov” at the end of the address. Before sharing sensitive or personal information, make sure you’re on an official state website.

Don’t wait any longer.  The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the FDA as of August 23rd. Go to dph.g...
09/15/2021

Don’t wait any longer.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the FDA as of August 23rd. Go to dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine to schedule your free vaccination.

#VaccinateGA

Don’t wait any longer.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the FDA as of August 23rd. Go to dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine to schedule your free vaccination.

#VaccinateGA

Modern medicine is very conservative in its review and acceptance of medical prescriptions for the prevention of illness...
09/14/2021

Modern medicine is very conservative in its review and acceptance of medical prescriptions for the prevention of illness. Many news and social media outlets are not as diligent. https://bit.ly/3y4YEYU

Modern medicine is very conservative in its review and acceptance of medical prescriptions for the prevention of illness. Many news and social media outlets are not as diligent. https://bit.ly/3y4YEYU

El mayor beneficio al decir “SÍ” a la vacuna contra #COVID19: su tranquilidad. Al estar vacunado, tiene una posibilidad ...
09/13/2021

El mayor beneficio al decir “SÍ” a la vacuna contra #COVID19: su tranquilidad. Al estar vacunado, tiene una posibilidad mucho menor de propagar el virus a alguien que pudiera enfermarse gravemente o morir de #COVID19. Cuando USTED se vacuna TODOS se benefician.

El mayor beneficio al decir “SÍ” a la vacuna contra #COVID19: su tranquilidad. Al estar vacunado, tiene una posibilidad mucho menor de propagar el virus a alguien que pudiera enfermarse gravemente o morir de #COVID19. Cuando USTED se vacuna TODOS se benefician.

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Is the Union County DPH open today? Concerned about the winter weather.
I had my first shot (Moderna) a month ago, due for 2nd shot last week, but not available where I got my 1st shot (My DR office, Tifton, GA).
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I tried and failed to get a Covid-19 shot this morning. I made the appointment over a month ago. At the time I made the appointment, I was completely transparent about what I believed to be my eligibility status: I am not yet eligible based on my own circumstances (I am actually 1c, if I understand the criteria), but I believed I was 1a, based on my being the spouse and caregiver of a 77-year-old diabetic prostate cancer patient (who also has chronic respiratory issues). Because I had recently heard of people in Hall County who had been turned away when they claimed to be caregiver status, I contacted my husband’s and my primary care office to inquire whether they deemed me his caregiver. I have no interest in gaming the system; if I am not eligible for the vaccine, I will wait until I am. However, because my P*P recognized me as my husband’s caregiver (and indeed, sent me a “To Whom It May Concern:” note to that effect, which I took with me to the vaccination site), I truly thought I would receive the vaccine this morning. Instead, I was asked if I have to bathe, feed, and/or toilet my husband, and was told if not, I am not considered his caregiver. And the most infuriating aspect of my being turned away? The intake person walked to an enclosed area to consult with the person who apparently had the authority to make the decision, then came back and reported the decision. Probably one of the least compensated people in the entire operation delivered the decree, while the person who made the decision stayed in a protected area where she could not be asked to clarify. Needless to say, I did not argue with the messenger. In fact, I sympathize with her; I have no doubt she will be reamed out many times today, for decisions she doesn’t even have the authority to make. I calmly asked her to deliver my message to those in charge. That message is this: There is no clarity whatsoever about who qualifies as a caregiver. If there’s any definition on the DPH website, it’s buried far too deep for me to find it. In the absence of such, I assumed that my doctor’s definition was adequate; clearly, it was not.
Any idea how far through the first tier Georgia is? Any estimate on when the second tier (1b) might start?
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My practice has 30-50 patients per day scheduled to have their 2nd Moderna vax this week. We have called daily to see when we would get our shipment; your staff has not been able to help us and told us to cancel the appointments! Please help us vaccinate our 1A patients!!
I am highly disappointed that, despite the widespread publicity about vaccinations for vulnerable populations, that my 83-year-old African American mother, cannot get anyone to provide her with a vacine! I hope you will respond with a date, time and location for my Mom who lives in Atlanta-DeKalb County. We have called each day since Jan. 4 -- beginning at 4:30 p.m. to multiple sites for the vacine. Please respond!
How does it feel to be considered uncaring and incompetent elitists preying on a small-town medical clinic for doing the right thing? This is now national news and you are pretty much being portrayed as the bad guys.... which is only fair because in this case, you are.
the twits in action for shutting a clinic thatwas giving teachers a vaccination -wonder if Greene ever worked here
You people are scumbags. Not vaccinating teacher over seniors who can just stay home and avoid the virus.