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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 …

Parents of Preteens: Make a Date to Vaccinate

Posted on June 23rd, 2014

Let’s face it – nobody likes getting shots.  But a shot lasts a second; diseases last much longer. Beginning this year, there is a new Georgia  Department of Public Health rule that all students born on or after January 1, …

Rockdale County Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Posted on June 8th, 2014

The boil water advisory for Rockdale County has been lifted. From the Rockdale Citizen, “The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has given Rockdale Water Resources the all-clear to lift a ‘boil water’ advisory issued early Saturday morning. The advisory was lifted …