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Closed for Columbus Day Monday Oct. 11Para leer este mensaje en Español, haga clic en 'Español' en la parte superior de esta página a la derecha

Public Health departments, offices and services in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens & Whitfield counties are CLOSED today for the State Holiday. But MAKO Medical COVID-19 Testing is available! Get info at bit.ly/FREECoVTestingInNorthGA

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinics Postponed banner

New Dates to Be Announced ASAP!

North, GA – The public health Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, October 5th, at Dalton Convention Center and Woodstock City Church, will be postponed due to predicted storms. We regret having to postpone these clinics but want to prevent risking the safety of everyone involved. New dates for these two clinics will be shared as soon as possible with the media, on social media and here on the North Georgia Health District website.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Follow us during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October to learn what you can do to prevent breast cancer and how to detect it early for yourself or someone you love.

Breast cancer, the 2nd most common cancer among women after skin cancer, is when cells in the breast grow out of control. Finding breast cancer early is critical because it’s easier to treat. Learn more about the common symptoms of breast cancer and how to prevent it at Breast Cancer: Things You Should Know (cdc.gov).

Stay tuned and check back here this month often! There's much MORE to come!

 

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The CDC recommends that certain populations receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completion of their 2-dose Pfizer vaccine series. These shots, as well as all COVID-19 vaccines, are available at our Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties. . . NO Appointment is Needed!

People who should receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster include:

  • People aged 65 and older
  • People 18+ living in long-term care settings
  • People aged 50–64 with an underlying medical condition

People who may receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster include:

  • People aged 18–49 with an underlying medical condition
  • People aged 18–64 who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure & transmission due to working or residing in certain settings

People in the recommended groups who received the Moderna or J&J/Janssen vaccine will likely need a booster shot. More data on the effectiveness and safety of Moderna and J&J/Janssen booster shots are expected soon. With those data in hand, the CDC will keep the public informed with a timely plan for Moderna and J&J/Janssen booster shots, and we will share that information here on our website and on our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Learn more from the CDC at https://bit.ly/3mrK4Z5.