Secondary Schools Immunization Road Relay a Success

Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:46 PM - George's, Grenada
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The Ministry of Health on Wednesday held its first ever Secondary Schools Immunization Week Road Relay.

The relay, staged to raise awareness of the benefits of immunization, took place in the nation’s capital on Wednesday morning, under the stewardship of the.

It’s the first time that the Ministry has organized a road relay to promote a health activity and from all indications it was successful and students are looking forward to next year’s event.

Senior officials from the Ministry of Health with members of the St. George’s Health Team headed by District Nurse Kathy-ann George-Swan, had organized the activity to create awareness of the benefits of immunization and to encourage individuals to get vaccinated.

On Monday there was an immunization awareness street march in St. David and on Wednesday in St. John and St. Patrick. However, Wednesday’s road relay had covered a distance of over three miles.

The results were as follow:

Girls Division

1st - J. W. Fletcher - Time: 1:18:50

2nd - Anglican High School - Time: 1:20:23

3rd - St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s - Time: 1:22:43

Boys Division

1st - Grenada Boys Secondary School - Time: 50:26

2nd - J.W. Fletcher - Time: 58:25

3rd - Boca Secondary - Time: 1:03:36

4th - Beacon High School - Time: 1:06:01

The other participating schools included Westmorland Secondary and Presentation Boys College.





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