Oral Rabies Vaccination Bait Drops Occuring in Walker County

You may be wondering, 'why is a helicopter flying in a pattern over Walker County?' The U.S. Department of Agriculture is dropping oral rabies vaccination baits across our community and others, in an effort to protect people and pets by preventing rabies in wildlife.

Walker County Health Department Now Offering Flu Vaccines

Release submitted by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District LaFayette, GA - The Walker County Health Department, located at 603 E. Villanow Street in LaFayette, is now offering flu vaccines.  Please call the health department at 706-638-5577 to schedule an appointment. Public health experts say now is a good time for people … Continue reading Walker County Health Department Now Offering Flu Vaccines

GMOs and their impact on insect populations webinar at Chickamauga Public Library

LaFayette, GA – One out of every three bites of food requires insect pollination and GMO crops are not going away, at least any time soon. Join UGA Extension Walker County on August 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Chickamauga Public Library (306 Cove Road) for the next “All Bugs Good and Bad” Extension webinar. … Continue reading GMOs and their impact on insect populations webinar at Chickamauga Public Library

Hepatitis A spreading among Walker County residents; Health Department offering free hep A vaccinations

This information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District: Rome, GA - Public health officials have confirmed 92 cases of hepatitis A among Walker County residents since June 2018 and are urging vaccination against the highly contagious liver infection for people most at risk of the vaccine-preventable disease, especially illicit (injection … Continue reading Hepatitis A spreading among Walker County residents; Health Department offering free hep A vaccinations

Northwest Georgia Health Departments to provide free hepatitis A vaccine clinics in May

This news release comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District: Northwest Georgia Health Departments in Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon and Walker Counties will provide free hepatitis A vaccine to individuals at risk of the highly contagious, highly preventable liver disease every Friday in May. Clinics will be held at each health … Continue reading Northwest Georgia Health Departments to provide free hepatitis A vaccine clinics in May

Hepatitis A Exposure Update: Restaurant Worker

Release from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District Rome, GA:  The Northwest Health District’s ongoing investigation and surveillance in response to the Hepatitis A press release from 3/28/19 regarding McDonald’s at 106 Lafayette Road, Chickamauga, GA, indicate that there is a need to extend the risk period of hepatitis transmission to March … Continue reading Hepatitis A Exposure Update: Restaurant Worker

Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from Restaurant Worker

News Release from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District: The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District officials have confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler at McDonald's, 106 Lafayette Road, Chickamauga, GA. An investigation found that this employee worked at the restaurant while infectious, from March 4 … Continue reading Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from Restaurant Worker