CPS holds vaccination outreach this Saturday | THE DAILY HERALD

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PHILIPSBURG–Parents and guardians will get a chance to check the vaccination status of their children at a vaccination community outreach being hosted by the Health Ministry’s Collective Prevention Services (CPS), at the Vineyard Office Park this Saturday, May 25, from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Parents and guardians must take their 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 child(ren) may have received elsewhere and putting this information in the country’s national registration system.

The Vaccination Programme Outreach initiative aims to help bring immunization-delayed infants and young children up to date with their vaccination schedule. It will also be an opportunity to inform parents on vaccines offered within the programme and the benefits and importance of these

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“Vaccines help your immune system fight more than 20 dangerous diseases. From the time we are born, vaccines offer protection to help individuals stay healthy throughout their entire lives,” CPS said in a press release on Wednesday. Vaccines save lives and the foundation of St. Maarten is in the health of the youth.

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.

Additional information can be obtained by calling tel. 542-3003 or 542-3553 or email: youthhealthcare@sintmaartengov.org.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/87737-cps-holds-vaccination-outreach-this-saturday

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