Health Ministry: No Measles Outbreak In Barbados

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Contrary to a report carried in Loop News on Friday, March 1, the public is advised that Barbados is NOT experiencing an outbreak of measles. According to Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, Barbados has not documented a case of measles since 1990. Speaking on a recent panel at the Cave Hill Wesleyan Man Talk Discussion, the Director …

Immunisation Record Inspections To Start Monday

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In response to recent outbreaks of measles internationally, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be visiting nurseries and day care centres throughout the island to make sure that the vaccination schedule of children in these institutions is up-to-date. Starting Monday, public health teams will be inspecting immunization records to ensure that children are protected from this highly infectious disease. …