Omicron Variant Detected in Georgia Resident

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has been notified of a Georgia resident currently in New Jersey who has tested positive for COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. The individual recently traveled from South Africa and was in Georgia for two days before traveling on to New Jersey where the testing and sequencing were done.

World AIDS Day December 1 - Prevention is Treatment

World AIDS Day, observed each year on December 1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from an HIV-related illness.

New COVID Variant Reinforces Need for Vaccination and Testing

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the emergence of a new COVID variant first detected in southern Africa. The variant has not been detected in Georgia at this time.

DPH Media Advisory - Board of Public Health November Meeting

Board of Public Health Virtual Meeting

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old

Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will offer Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine to children 5-11 years old. Vaccination will begin once DPH receives clinical guidance from the CDC; that guidance is expected in the coming days.

50% of Georgians Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

As of today, 50% of all Georgians (5,154,793) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Moderna and J&J Boosters Authorized

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will begin offering booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, pending guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Georgia DPH Follows Federal Recommendations for COVID Booster Shots

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) for COVID vaccine booster shots.

New Distribution Process for Monoclonal Antibody Treatments in Georgia

The federal government has changed the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed in the United States, including Georgia.

Georgia Surpasses Grim COVID-19 Milestone

The number of Georgians who have died from COVID-19 now surpasses 20,000.