Press Releases

March 27, 2013
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccinations Important For Area Residents

With whooping cough cases and possible whopping cough cases being reported in Crisp County and South Georgia area communities, it is time to remind everyone about the symptoms of whooping cough and the importance of vaccination.

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October 2, 2012
Crisp and Dooly County Health Department Recommend Public Take Precautions Against Seasonal Flu

The Crisp and Dooly County Health Department and the West Central Health District are monitoring a recent increase in influenza related illnesses in Crisp and Dooly Counties.

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September 3, 2012
West Central Health District County Health Departments Kick off Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Efforts

 The Columbus Department of Public Health and the West Central Health District have received shipments of seasonal influenza vaccine for the sixteen counties they serve.  “The Center for Disease Control recommends individuals get their flu vaccination as soon as it becomes available.  Our vaccine supply has now arrived in all of our county health departments, therefore, we encourage you to see our nurses and get vaccinated.” says Dr. Beverley Townsend, District Health Director.  

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August 15, 2012
Public Health Officials Urge Protection From Mosquitoes: Number of West Nile Virus Cases Increases in the West Central Health District

The West Central Health District as part of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is calling on area residents to guard against exposure to mosquitoes. At this time, DPH has identified one confirmed and three probable West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in the West Central Health District.  

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July 26, 2012
Public Health Officials Urge Protection From Mosquitoes: One probable Case of WNV in the West Central Health District

The West Central Health District as part of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is calling on area residents to guard against exposure to mosquitoes. Thus far this year, DPH has identified one probable West Nile Virus (WNV) case in the West Central Health District.

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July 19, 2012
WIC Farmers Market - Columbus - July 20th

The Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program at the Columbus Health Department will kick off its annual Farmers Market Nutrition Campaign for WIC Participants only on Friday, July 20th. The event will kick off at 8:00 am and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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July 10, 2012
Safe Kids Columbus and Attorney Gary Bruce Create Annual Wheels Safety Partnership

 Attorney Gary Bruce joins Safe Kids Columbus in the fight against childhood accidental injury and death in children 14 years and younger. 

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June 18, 2012
The Safe Kids annual Bike Rodeo
April 16, 2012
Area’s Second Annual Baby Expo Designed to Educate and Entertain New Parents, Parents-to-Be, and Grandparents

 Safe Kids Columbus will host the area’s second annual Baby Expo on Saturday, April 21 at the Columbus Civic Center. The Expo will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.; it includes seminars, baby contests, more than 50 local exhibitors, a new “Baby Market Place” and lots of giveaways.  Admission is $5, and children 6 or younger get in free. The first 200 paid admissions get a baby bonus bag, complete with valuable coupons and free product samples.

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April 16, 2012
Columbus Health Department Observes National Infant Immunization Week

 To celebrate National Infant Immunization Week, the Columbus Department of Public Health will be offering immunizations starting on Tuesday, April 24th - Friday, April 27th  and Monday, April 30th weekdays, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. to children ages 19 years and younger.    There will be FREEHearing, Vision and Dental screenings for ages 4 years- 6 years of age during these days.

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