Travel Health Clinic to Open at Forsyth County Health Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 27, 2022

CONTACT:
Natasha Young, Public Information Officer
PH: 770-531-5679 • FAX: 770-535-5958
natasha.young@dph.ga.gov

CUMMING – Travel season is fast approaching. This year is set to become a very busy travel season compared to the previous two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Forsyth County Health Department will open an international travel clinic to provide travel consultations, vaccinations, and medications starting June 1.

The travel nurse specialist will provide important health advice concerning your travel destination. During your visit, discuss your travel plan with your nurse to determine what destination–specific vaccines and medicines are needed. Nurses will go over routine, required and recommended vaccines as well as preventative medications during the consultation. You can receive your vaccines on the day of the consultation, a separate vaccination appointment is not required.

Plan your clinic visit early, six to eight weeks before you leave for your trip is recommended. Most insurances will not cover the cost of travel vaccines, contact your insurance company for its specific travel vaccine policy.

Travel smart while traveling abroad. Schedule your travel appointment by contacting the Forsyth County Health Department at 770-781-6900. Clinic hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

For more information regarding travel vaccines visit the CDC website to learn more.

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Sherwood Plaza Covid-19 Testing Site To Close May 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2022

Contact:
Natasha Young, Public Information Officer
PH: 770-531-5679 • FAX: 770-535-5958
natasha.young@dph.ga.gov

GAINESVILLE –Due to the decrease in testing demand, the COVID-19 testing site at Sherwood Plaza in Hall County will close at the end of May. The testing site has been in operation since Fall 2021 as a partnership between District 2 Public Health, North Georgia Hospital System and Mako Labs.

District 2 Public Health will continue operating two COVID-19 testing sites located in Forsyth County and Union County. Testing remains important, but vaccination is the best tool against COVID-19 to reduce hospitalizations and severe illness.

It is not too late to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster if eligible. Everyone 5 and older can be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster. To learn more about COVID-19 visit phdistrict2.org.

The following testing sites will remain open:

  • Forsyth County– Central Park Recreation Complex 2300 Keith Bridge Rd., Cumming, GA 30040
  • Union County– Union General Hospital, 35 Hospital Road, Blairsville, GA 30512

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