More than 40,000 Georgians have signed up for health coverage on the state exchange since a special enrollment period began in February.
That’s the third-highest total among the 36 states using federally run health insurance exchanges. Only the heavily populated states of Florida and Texas had more sign-ups, according to federal data through March 31.
The special enrollment on healthcare.gov began Feb. 15 and will continue until Aug. 15.
Ordinarily, the large share of ...
State officials are halting COVID vaccinations at a Cumming site after eight people had adverse reactions to getting a Johnson & Johnson shot there Wednesday.
The CDC is evaluating the situation in the Atlanta suburb and in three other states – Iowa, Colorado and Michigan.
One person in Cumming was evaluated at a hospital and then released, the Department of Public Health said Friday. The other ...
Georgia’s Department of Public Health has issued a warning about a cluster of overdoses from counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl, a potent opioid drug.
Roughly 100 cases are suspected in the Augusta area, according to Public Health officials. But there also have been cases reported in the Savannah area and northwest Georgia, as well as a few in metro Atlanta.
The sellers of ...
Three rival Georgia carpet companies took a break from their floor-covering competition to focus on a foe that united them: COVID-19.
Mohawk Industries, Shaw Industries and Engineered Floors collaborated on a COVID vaccination event for the workers at their Dalton-area plants recently. Almost 5,000 shots were administered over two weeks in the northwest Georgia city that’s called the “carpet capital of the world.”
A large majority of those getting vaccinated were Latino workers ...
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