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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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Health Department extends hours for mass seasonal flu shot clinic Sept. 2

By   /  August 31, 2009  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet The Dougherty County Health Department will open early and stay late Wednesday during a seasonal flu shot mass clinic aimed at protecting as many residents as possible as quickly as possible. The cost will be $20, which is $5 less than Public Health charged last year per dose. “It is more important than ever [...]

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County health departments to begin offering seasonal flu shots Wednesday

By   /  August 30, 2009  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Southwest Health District’s 14 county health departments will begin offering seasonal flu shots Wednesday, Sept. 2, roughly a month earlier than usual. Plus, the District has reduced the price to $20. “We are offering seasonal flu vaccine earlier than usual and cutting the cost to help encourage residents to get vaccinated as soon as [...]

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First case of Pandemic H1N1 confirmed in Dougherty County

By   /  July 20, 2009  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet SOUTHWEST PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT1109 North Jackson StreetAlbany, Georgia 31701-2022(229) 430-4599 Fax (229) 430-5143 Emergency 888-430-4590www.southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org July 20, 2009 Contact: Carolyn Maschke, Public Information OfficerFor Immediate Release 229-430-1969, 229-357-0257; cwmaschke@dhr.state.ga.us A 16-year-old Dougherty County male has been added to the list of Southwest Health District’s patients confirmed with Pandemic H1N1, says Southwest Health District Health [...]

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