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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on September 11th, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month, a good time to assess how ready we are for emergencies such as natural disasters.  Many people ask themselves “Why should I be prepared? Won’t someone come to help me?”   Help will come – but …

Health Department Closed on Labor Day

Posted on August 29th, 2014

All Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department locations will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. All locations will reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, September 2. Click here to find a location near …

Protection at Every Stage of Life

Posted on August 1st, 2014

Infants and Children Vaccines today protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, including polio, measles, whooping cough and chickenpox. There are many important reasons to make sure your child is vaccinated: Immunizations can save your child’s life. Vaccination is very …

World Hepatitis Day

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Viral hepatitis is a silent epidemic in the United States and more than 4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis B or chronic hepatitis C.  And 85,000 become infected each year. Approximately 15,000 Americans die from liver cancer or …

Health Department Closed on 4th of July

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

All Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department locations will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Please note: On Thursday, July 3, all locations will close at 5 p.m. (This is a change from normal …

Free HIV Tests* at Health Department on June 27

Posted on June 25th, 2014

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.1 million people are living with …