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 …

Vaccination Week April 21 – 28

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Public health nurses will be out in the field from April 21 to 28 as they mount outreach programmes aimed at encouraging Barbadians to ensure that they are immunised against vaccine-preventable diseases. As they observe Vaccination Week 2018, particular focus is being placed on the importance of the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine because of an increase in the confirmed …

Vaccination Week April 22 – 29

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Parents whose children’s immunisations are not up-to-date or who may be unsure are invited to attend any of three outreach activities scheduled for  Saturday, April 22 to have the immunisation cards checked and children vaccinated. To mark Vaccination Week in the Americas 2017, the Ministry of Health will be providing immunisations to children and adults at Massy Supermarket, Warrens, St. …

Vaccine Needed For Travel To Yellow Fever Areas

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(Stock Photo) Persons planning to travel to Brazil for the Olympic Games in August are reminded that they will need to be vaccinated against yellow fever. The Ministry of Health, in an advisory issued today, informed persons travelling to all areas endemic for yellow fever that they should receive the vaccine at least six weeks prior to travelling, or as …