The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have named immunization as one of the greatest public health achievements of all time. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has also focused on vaccination as one of its top priorities.
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Public health professionals worldwide are confronting an alarming fact: many diseases that are preventable through the power of vaccination are making a steady comeback around the globe.
2013 was a year of considerable progress for public health in Georgia, particularly on some of the key priorities identified by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). But the state still faces many challenges for the new year.
It is never too early to start protecting a newborn – and with whooping cough it can, and should, start before that baby is even born.
Originally published Aug. 15, 2011
Health officials are concerned about unusually large outbreaks of measles in the U.S. this year.
Originally published July 16, 2012
Originally published Aug. 29, 2011
Originally published Aug. 1, 2011
When it comes to vaccinations, timing is everything. Children, teens and adults need to get vaccinations in the right doses at the right times for optimal protection from diseases.