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Parents and Guardians Invited to bring their Children to the Vaccination Outreach this Saturday

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) is inviting parents and guardians to bring their child (ren) to the Vaccination Community Outreach that will be taking place this Saturday to check their child (ren’s) vaccination status.
 
The outreach is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 from 9.00am to 3.00pm.  The outreach will take place at the Vineyard Office Park at W.G. Buncamper road #33, in Philipsburg.   
 
CPS, a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, says vaccines save lives and the foundation of our country is in the health of our youth.
 
Parents and guardians must bring along the child (ren’s) vaccination record/book.  One of the things that staff of Youth Health Care (YHC) will be doing at the outreach is registering vaccinations that the child (ren) may have received elsewhere and putting this information in the country’s national registration system.
 
The Vaccination Program Outreach initiative aims to help bring immunization-delayed infants and young children up to date with their vaccination schedule. In addition, an opportunity to inform parents on vaccines offered within the program and the benefits and importance of such.
 
Vaccines help your immune system fight more than 20 dangerous diseases.  From the time we’re born, vaccines offer protection to help individuals stay healthy throughout their entire lives.
 
Evidence continues to show that vaccination is one of the safest, most cost-effective ways to prevent diseases and death.
 
Within the Region, many countries are on alert for Measles.  Measles is a serious and contagious disease caused by a virus and is spread from person to person through the air.  It can cause pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and even death.  Vaccination is the best way to prevent measles.
 
For more information you can call: 542-3003 or 542-3553 or email: youthhealthcare@sintmaartengov.org
 
Protect your community. Do your part. #GetVax