Walker County Health Department Now Offering Flu and COVID Vaccines

This information comes from the Northwest Georgia Public Health District: Rome, GA - Public health officials with the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District are urging Northwest Georgians to protect themselves, their families, and those around them by getting vaccinated against influenza as the state enters flu season while still battling coronavirus. “COVID-19 … Continue reading Walker County Health Department Now Offering Flu and COVID Vaccines

The COVID-19 Vaccination Process in Walker County, GA

  The demand for the COVID-19 vaccine remains high in Walker County. Thanks to a partnership between Walker County Government, Georgia Department of Public Health and the Walker County Health Department, the process to get a vaccine has been streamlined. One call now does it all. Eligible residents can call the Walker County COVID-19 hotline … Continue reading The COVID-19 Vaccination Process in Walker County, GA

Walker County Health Department Now Offering Free Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

UPDATED TESTING INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE   This release provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District: LaFayette, GA - Free COVID-19 testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. The Walker County Health Department, located at 603 E. Villanow Street in … Continue reading Walker County Health Department Now Offering Free Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

Editorial from Dr. Gary Voccio, Health Director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, about the Impact of Reopening during the COVID-19 Pandemic

ROME, GA - Are we ready to open up? Doesn’t matter. We’re going to; we can’t exist otherwise. The real question is how we reopen in a way that gives us our best chance to stay open. If we do it wrong, the pandemic will speed up again, our hospitals will get overrun again, and … Continue reading Editorial from Dr. Gary Voccio, Health Director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, about the Impact of Reopening during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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