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    NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CLOSED VETERANS DAY

All our public health departments and services in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens & Whitfield counties will be CLOSED for Veterans Day, Fri., Nov. 11th. Will reopen Monday! Find all our Public Health Services for you and your family HERE.

 

Murray County Health Dept closed early today Due to Waterline Break

The Murray County Health Department in Chatsworth CLOSED Early today due to a waterline break and disrupted water service to the health department. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to reopen the health department as soon as possible. Please see updates here on our website.


Flu Bug copyNorth GA – This year’s public health Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics in North Georgia were a tremendous success with *1,120 residents arming themselves against the flu and protecting their families and communities from the spread of the virus. The Georgia Department of Public Health recently announced that flu activity in the state has become widespread earlier than usual this season so the department urged anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to not wait any longer.

Conducted each fall since 2007 in the North Georgia Health District by Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield County Health Departments, the drive-thru clinics allow residents a safe and convenient way to receive a flu shot. And it is also a time for the health departments and partnering agencies to test local plans for rapidly administering vaccine or medication during a public health crisis. These partners include local law enforcement, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), businesses and first responders such as the county Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Medical Services and Fire Departments.

Flu vaccine is available in several locations, such as doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and grocery stores; and it is offered at all county health departments in the North Georgia Health District at low or no cost, depending on an individual’s healthcare coverage - there is no need for an appointment during regular clinic hours.

 Safe Sleep2

October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Syndrome Awareness Month! During this month, Cherokee County Health Department at the Woodstock Health Center has a crib display exemplifying the correct way in which a baby should be placed in his or her crib, and check out the Educational Safe Sleep Banner at both the Canton and Woodstock Health Center locations! The Woodstock Health Center is at 7545 North Main Street, Suite 100, Woodstock, GA 30188, and the Canton Health Center is at 1219 Univeter Road, Canton, GA 30115. Click on the Safe Infant Sleep Checklist below in English and Spanish and the Sudden Infant Death fact sheet that will be handed out to clients to learn more about SIDS. See more information about Sleep Safety on the Safe Kids website at https://www.safekids.org/safetytips/field_risks/sleep-safety. The Woodstock Health Center is at 7545 North Main Street, Suite 100, Woodstock, GA 30188, and the Canton Health Center is at 1219 Univeter Road, Canton, GA 30115.

Safe Sleep English  Safe Sleep Spanish  SIDS Fact Sheet