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. …

Ministry Of Health: Vaccines Save Lives

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reminding Barbadians that vaccination with at least two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine remains the most effective measure to prevent the spread of measles, which is currently a global public health threat. This comes on the heels of an outbreak of measles in Europe last year, which has so far …

Low Uptake Of MMR Vaccine A Concern

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The Ministry of Health is concerned about the decline in the number of children who received the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine in the public health care system during the first six months of this year compared to previous years. Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, today stressed that it was vitally important that parents and guardians …