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...
Health Ministry Urges Measles Immunisation

Health Ministry Urges Measles Immunisation

The Ministry of Health has advised parents to ensure that their children’s measles immunisation is up-to-date, in light of an outbreak in Europe and the Americas. In a statement today, the Ministry noted that while there had been no recent reported cases of measles in...
Vaccination Week April 22 – 29

Vaccination Week April 22 – 29

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...
Update To Immunisation Schedule

Update To Immunisation Schedule

The Ministry of Health has determined that it is no longer necessary to give the Bacilla Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine routinely to all children in Barbados. It has advised that, effective January next year, the BCG vaccine will now be administered to children who may...

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