Vaccine Coverage Hit By COVID-19

Vaccine Coverage Hit By COVID-19

(Stock Photo) Barbados’ Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) saw a fall-off in the number of routine immunizations for children, including that of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While this is a cause for...
Health Ministry: No Measles Outbreak In Barbados

Health Ministry: No Measles Outbreak In Barbados

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....
Low Uptake Of MMR Vaccine A Concern

Low Uptake Of MMR Vaccine A Concern

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...
Early Childhood Development A Priority

Early Childhood Development A Priority

Barbados is committed to ensuring that the healthy cognitive, social and emotional development of young children receives the highest priority. This was revealed on Monday by Senior Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, as she delivered the...

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