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Ga Vaccination Rates Among Highest

Georgia is leading the country with above average early childhood vaccinations with 75.6 percent of children 19-35 months old protected, compared to national averages of 72.2 percent for the 7-vaccine series.

Chapter Award Winners

Each year the Georgia Chapter acknowledges the contributions of individuals who by their work, dedication and commitment have made Georgia better for children. This year we are proud to salute: Leila D. Denmark LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Joseph A. Snitzer, MD...

Kudos to Dr. McFadden!

Gretchen Hunsberger Medical Champion Achievement Award During the National Reach Out and Read conference last month, Dr. Terri McFadden (ROR Georgia Medical Director) was presented with the Gretchen Hunsberger Medical Champion Achievement Award. This award honors a...

GAAAP Supports ACIP Recommendation – Inactivated Flu Vaccine

June 2016 The information below is a press release from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is the information we have so far and we are working to get additional information from the manufacturer and from the Georgia VFC Program regarding vaccine orders. We...

First Lady to Launch Safe Sleep Campaign

Will Provide Bassinets to New Moms & Instruction Before They Return Home Tomorrow, Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal will announce the Georgia Safe Sleep Campaign developed by the Georgia Department of Public Health, and several partner organizations including the...

Zika Information for Pediatricians

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. Spread of the virus through blood transfusion and sexual contact have also been reported. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. The illness is usually mild...

MEASLES ALERT – May 2016

(Please see the important information below from the Georgia Department of Public Health) On May 1, an unvaccinated 2-year-old who had recently returned from France was diagnosed with measles infection in an Atlanta area hospital. Contacts of the patient were...