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...
Immunisation Record Inspections To Start Monday

Immunisation Record Inspections To Start Monday

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...
Ministry Of Health: Vaccines Save Lives

Ministry Of Health: Vaccines Save Lives

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....
Immunisation Record Inspections To Start Monday

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...

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