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2014-15 Flu Season

Flu SeasonWe have flu vaccine! Vaccination is your best protection against influenza. Our flu season can go from October through May, so protect yourself and your loved ones now with a flu shot or the flu mist. Find out more on our Flu Info page.

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COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
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Bryan County Health Department

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The Bryan County Health Department serves the residents of Bryan County with clinics in Pembroke and Richmond Hill.

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Camden County Health Department

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The Camden County Health Department serves the residents of Camden County with clinics in St. Marys and Woodbine.

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Chatham County Health Department

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The Chatham County Health Department serves the residents of Savannah and Chatham County with two clinics and a CARE Center for people with HIV/AIDS.

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Coastal Health District

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The Coastal Health District serves Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties in the state of Georgia.

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Effingham County Health Department

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The Effingham County Health Department serves the residents of Effingham County with a clinic in Springfield.

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Glynn County Health Department

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The Glynn County Health Department serves the residents of Glynn County with a clinic and a CARE Center for people with HIV/AIDS.

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Liberty County Health Department

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The Liberty County Health Department serves the residents of Liberty County with three clinics and a CARE Center for people with HIV/AIDS.

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Long County Health Department

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The Long County Health Department serves the residents of Long County with a clinic in Ludowici.

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McIntosh County Health Department

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The McIntosh County Health Department serves residents of McIntosh County with a clinic in Townsend.

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LOCAL HEALTH NEWS

Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies after Attacking Family Dog


A raccoon that attacked a family dog in the Betz Creek area of Wilmington Island has tested positive for rabies.

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Family Dog Isolated after Fighting with Raccoon that Tests Positive for Rabies 


A family dog that may not be up-to-date on his rabies vaccination is now in isolation at Savannah Chatham Animal Control after being exposed to a raccoon that tested positive for rabies in the Whitfield Avenue area of Chatham County.

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Two Flu-Related Deaths Confirmed in Coastal Health District

December 8, 2014 - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly females in the Coastal Health District - one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County. These are the first confirmed flu-related deaths in the Coastal Health District. There have been a total of five flu-related deaths in Georgia to date. The Coastal Health District is made up of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties.

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Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies after Attacking Family Dog in Chatham County

November 20, 2014 - A raccoon that attacked a family dog in the Quarterman Drive area of Wilmington Island in Savannah has tested positive for rabies. The dog is up-to-date on rabies vaccinations but will receive a rabies booster as a precaution.

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Tobacco Use Among Youth In Georgia Declines Significantly; Help to Quit Smoking Available Statewide

November 19, 2014 - New information from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) shows fewer young people are using tobacco in the state. In fact, the rates are falling steadily and significantly.

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Coastal Health District Ebola Update, October 28

The following statement is from Diane Z. Weems, M.D. District Health Director, Coastal Health District Today, public health was contacted regarding an individual complaining of flu-like symptoms who had recently returned from Nigeria. In an overabundance of caution, the individual was transported to a local hospital. After further investigation of the individual's travel history, it was determined that this person does not meet the criteria for being at risk from Ebola based on the travel dates to that country. The World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola-free on October 20.* *According to WHO recommendations, the end of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in a country can be declared once 42 days have passed and no new cases have been detected. The 42 days represents twice the maximum incubation period for Ebola (21 days). This 42-day period starts from the last day that any person in the country had contact with a confirmed or probable Ebola case. For credible information on Ebola: www.cdc.gov/ebola www.dph.ga.gov/ebola

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Glynn Health Department to Host HPV Educational Event Oct. 28

October 22, 2014 - If there were a vaccine against cancer for kids, wouldn't you get it? Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is cancer prevention. That's the message the Glynn County Health Department hopes to get across to parents and pre-teens at an HPV informational event scheduled to be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, at the Brunswick Housing Authority located at 1126 Albany Street. The event is free and open to the public and will include information on HPV and the HPV vaccine, light refreshments, and door prizes.

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Coastal Georgia Health Departments Now Offering Flu Vaccine

October 7, 2014 - Health departments in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties now have flu vaccine available. Cost for both the injectable (shot) and nasal spray form is $28. A high dose flu vaccine is also being offered for people ages 65 and older, and it is designed to provide the best protection for that age group. The high dose vaccine will be $45 per dose. Cost of the flu vaccine is covered under both Medicare and Medicaid.

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Drive-through Flu Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for October 9 at McIntosh County Health Department

September 25, 2014 - The McIntosh County Health Department will hold a drive-through vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. on Thursday, October 9, at the health department located on Highway 57 in Townsend. No appointment is necessary. For anyone who can't get to the drive-through clinic, flu vaccine will be available Monday through Friday at the health department. Cost for both the injectable (shot) and nasal spray form is $28. A high dose flu vaccine is also being offered for people ages 65 and older, and it is designed to provide the best protection for that age group. The high dose vaccine will be $45 per dose. Cost of the flu vaccine is covered under both Medicare and Medicaid.

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Liberty County Health Department Employee Honored at State Conference

September 25, 2014 - Liberty County Health Department employee and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clerk, Jonell Bacon-Seward, was recently named the 2014 WIC Customer Service Award Winner for the Coastal Health District. Bacon-Seward was recognized at the Georgia WIC Customer Service Conference in Atlanta where more than 400 county, district, state, and federal WIC staff members were in attendance.

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