Pneumonia vaccines are also available.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Flu and pneumonia vaccines are now available through the Gwinnett County Health Department. The flu shots are available at their centers in Lawrenceville, Buford and Norcross. Vaccinations are also available at locations in Newton and Rockdale counties. The Health Department is offering both the nasal and injectable forms of the flu vaccine to everyone 6 months or older for $25. Residents can pay with cash or credit card (except American Express). Medicaid, Medicare Part B and some private insurance providers will be billed by the Health Department. They're also recommending pneumonia shots for people over the age of 65 or anyone with a chronic illness or weakened immune system. The Health Department says this shot will help protect them …
It's STD Awareness Month in Gwinnett County, and health officials want residents to be protected and know the facts.
It's STD Awareness Month in the Gwinnett County health department, and officials are highlighting recent statistics while encouraging residents to be more informed about sexually transmitted diseases. In 2009, the county had 2,197 cases of STDs that were reported to officials, according to most-recent data provided by the health department. That's down from 2,215 in the previous year. The STDs reported include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. This year’s campaign within the area health departments is geared toward adolescents and young adults, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that one in every two sexually active young people will contract an STD by the age 25. “The lack of correct information, misconceptions …