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Spring break offers chance to vaccinate against H1N1

By   /  March 28, 2010  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet With sickness and hospitalizations from pandemic H1N1 influenza on the rise in Georgia, Southwest Health District is urging parents to make sure young children have received their second dose of vaccine and that family members who have not yet gotten an H1N1 vaccination do so now. “Georgia is one of a handful of states [...]

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H1N1 vaccine available to general public

By   /  December 9, 2009  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet All 14 county health departments in Southwest Health District now have the H1N1 vaccine to the general public. “All of the health departments currently have H1N1 vaccine on hand,” said Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “Depending on demand, some of the health departments may offer extended-hour or Saturday clinics for the [...]

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More H1N1 children’s vaccine available

By   /  November 24, 2009  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Around 1,700 more doses of H1N1 nasal spray are available in time for children who need a second dose of vaccine to achieve full immunity, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “The approximately 1,730 children aged 2 through 9 in our 14-county Health District who have gotten their first dose of [...]

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Southwest Health District opens H1N1 nasal-spray vaccine to more priority groups

By   /  October 15, 2009  /  Health, News  /   Comments

Tweet Beginning this week, the 14 county health departments in Southwest Health District will begin offering H1N1 nasal-spray vaccine to healthy children 2 to 24 years old; people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age; and healthcare and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient contact. “These are priority [...]

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Southwest Health District launches toll-free Flu Hotline in English and Spanish

By   /  September 17, 2009  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet For Southwest Georgia residents, access to up-to-date information on Pandemic H1N1 Influenza, also known as Swine Flu, is only a phone call away – and the call is toll-free. “By calling 1-800-829-2255, you will get current and credible information about influenza,” said Southwest Health District Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “Information ranges from symptoms of [...]

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