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Health departments highlight effort to immunize infants against life-threatening diseases

By   /  April 13, 2012  /  Health  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Written by Carolyn Maschke   Southwest Health District’s 14 county health departments are joining with counterparts across the globe this month to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance that since 1994 has served as a call to action for parents, caregivers, [...]

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Georgia ranks near the bottom in vaccinations

By   /  December 12, 2011  /  Health  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Special to the Journal   Only 40.5% of Georgians were vaccinated against seasonal influenza in 2010-2011, according to a survey by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That puts the state at No. 41 out of the 50 states – and places its residents at greater risk of catching an [...]

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