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Labor Day 2022Happy Labor Day! All our public health facilities in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens & Whitfield counties are closed for Labor Day, Sept 5th, but COVID-19 Testing at Pleasant Grove Park in Dalton is open from 8 AM to 3 PM. Need testing? Register at https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/.

 

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2022 Theme: A Lasting Legacy

The North Georgia Health District joins Ready.gov in recognizing National Preparedness Month as an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. 

In 2021, FEMA’s Ready Campaign and the Ad Council broke ground by producing the first-ever national preparedness campaign specifically targeting the Latino community for National Preparedness Month. Released during Hispanic Heritage month, the advertisements centered around the Latino community’s commitment to personal planning for occasions and family milestones as a bridge to also planning for disasters.

This one-of-a-kind campaign is committed to putting people first and reaching communities where they are. To continue these efforts, this year’s National Preparedness Month campaign will feature a call to action for the Black and African American community.

This year’s national public service announcements are being developed and will be released throughout the country this September, to help get preparedness information into the hands of those who live in underserved communities.

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The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.

 

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Whitfield County HDDrive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Sept. 20th at Whitfield County Health Dept. in Dalton! 

Dalton, GA – This year’s DRIVE-THRU FLU SHOT CLINIC conducted by Whitfield County Health Department is Tuesday, September 20th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Whitfield County Health Department! You’ll remain safely in your vehicle while driving through to get your flu shot from public health staff wearing COVID-19 protective gear. The shot is no-cost if covered by one of several health plans. If paying out of pocket, the cost is still relatively low at $25 for regular flu vaccine and $65 for high dose flu vaccine for people aged 65 and older. Both vaccines guard against 4 different strains of flu. Cash, check, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Coventry, Humana and United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted. The Whitfield County Health Department is at 800 Professional Boulevard, Dalton, GA 30720. Call (706) 279-9600 for more information about this and other Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics happening in North Georgia, or go to nghd.org/news/drive-thru-flu-shot.

 Click to download Dalton Drive-thru Flyer in English - PDF      Click to download Dalton Drive-thru Flyer in Spanish - PDF   

 

 

 

  

 

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1st Baptist Church Chatsworth minDrive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Sept. 27th at First Baptist Church in Chatsworth!

Chatsworth, GA - This year’s DRIVE-THRU FLU SHOT CLINIC conducted by Murray County Health Department is Tuesday, September 27th from 9 am to 3 pm at the First Baptist Church of Chatsworth! You’ll remain safely in your vehicle while driving through to get your flu shot from public health staff wearing COVID-19 protective gear. The shot is no-cost if covered by one of several health plans. If paying out of pocket, the cost is still relatively low at $25 for regular flu vaccine and $65 for high dose flu vaccine for people aged 65 and older. Both vaccines guard against 4 different strains of flu. Cash, check, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted. First Baptist Church of Chatsworth is at 121 West Market Street, Chatsworth, GA 30705. Call (706) 695-4585 for more information about this and other Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics happening in North Georgia, or go to nghd.org/news/drive-thru-flu-shot.

 Click to download Chatsworth Drive-thru Flyer in English - PDF      Click to download Chatsworth Drive-thru Flyer in Spanish - PDF     

 

 

 

  

 

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ETC Pavilion minDrive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 4th at the ETC Pavilion in Ellijay! 

Ellijay, GA - This year’s DRIVE-THRU FLU SHOT CLINIC conducted by Gilmer County Health Department is Tuesday, October 4th from 8 am to 5 pm at the ETC Pavilion in Ellijay! You’ll remain safely in your vehicle while driving through to get your flu shot from public health staff wearing COVID-19 protective gear. The shot is no-cost if covered by one of several health plans. If paying out of pocket, the cost is still relatively low at $25 for regular flu vaccine and $65 for high dose flu vaccine for people aged 65 and older. Both vaccines guard against 4 different strains of flu. Cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted. The ETC Pavilion is at 1041-1047 Legion Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call (706) 635-4363 for more information about this and other Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics happening in North Georgia, or go to nghd.org/news/drive-thru-flu-shot.

 Click to download Ellijay Drive-thru Flyer in English - PDF      Click to download Ellijay Drive-thru Flyer in Spanish - PDF  

 

 

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NORTH GEORGIA – Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics are rolling out again in North Georgia! Residents will once more have this safe, convenient, and protective option to arm themselves against the flu in September and October.

The Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics, conducted by county health departments in the North Georgia Health District, are for people ages 18 and older and allow residents to stay safely in their vehicles while health department staff wear COVID-19 protective gear to administer flu vaccinations. All clients drDrive-thru_22_Webpage_pic.pngiving through are encouraged to wear a mask.

The Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics in North Georgia are scheduled in each county, as follows:

Whitfield: Tuesday, September 20th, 9 A.M. – 2 P.M., Whitfield County Health Department, 800 Professional Boulevard, Dalton, GA 30720. Call (706) 279-9600 for more details.
 
Murray: Tuesday, September 27th, 9 A.M. – 3 P.M., First Baptist Church, 121 West Market Street, Chatsworth, GA 30705. Call (706) 695-4585 for more details.
 
Gilmer: Tuesday, October 4th, 8 A.M. – 5 P.M., ETC Pavilion, 1041-1047 Legion Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call (706) 635-4363 for more details.
 
Cherokee: Tuesday, October 4th, 9 A.M. – 2 P.M., Woodstock Health Center, 7545 North Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188. Call (770) 928-0133 or (770) 345-7371 for more details.
 
Fannin: Tuesday, October 11th, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M., The Farmers Market, 811 Summit Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Call (706) 632-3023 for more details.