Immunisation and Health Education in the Community

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Polyclinics across the island will this Saturday, January 19, offer immunisations and public health education at a number of venues, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.??Branford Taitt Polyclinic’s outreach will be held on its Black Rock, St. Michael grounds, Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic, at Harris Paints in Wildey, while the Glebe Polyclinic nurses will be at the Glebe Land, St. George Parish Church Grounds.

??The BTI Car park in Speightstown will be the location for the team from the Maurice Byer Polyclinic, the Randall Phillips Polyclinic outreach will be held on the Silver Hill Hard Courts in Christ Church, St Philip Polyclinic’s staff will be posted at the Emerald City Super market, Six Roads, St. Philip and nurses from the Winston Scott Polyclinic will be in Heroes Square, The City. Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, in Warrens will have their community outreach on Friday, January 25, at Super Centre Warrens.

Acting Deputy Chief Public Health Nurse P. Anne Murrell, explained that the intervention will target mainly parents whose children might have missed immunisation appointments to receive the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), polio or chickenpox vaccinations. Parents are, therefore, advised to bring their child or wards’ immunisation cards or book. Some clinics will also offer tetanus-diphtheria (TD) and other vaccination shots for adults.

Ms. Murrell explained that it was part of the Ministry’s efforts to retain immunisation coverage averages at 95 per cent and above.??

Nurses will also be on hand to give advice on Non-Communicable Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections, breast screening and mental health and there will be entertainment for children.

lisa.bayley@barbados.gov.bb

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