Vaccination Week activities Climates with street march and Ceremony at Gouyave

Friday, April 27, 2018 6:04 PM- George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, APRIL 27 11 2018 - GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): - A street march with students, teachers and healthcare providers promoting the benefits of immunization brought the curtains down on activities marking Vaccination Week in Grenada.

The march, which took place through the streets of Gouyave, was organized by the St. John/St. Mark Health District activities and ended at the Cuthbert Peters Park, where the official closing ceremony was held to award health districts that engaged in activities aimed at further strengthening the Expanded Program on Immunization EPI.

Senior Community Health Nurse, Carol Telesford-Charles, Grenada’s (EPI) manager was the main speaker at the award ceremony who commended and encouraged her nursing colleagues to keep-up their good work.

She highlighted some of the benefits of vaccination and the fact that Grenada continues to lead the way when it comes to the execution of the (EPI).

Telesford-Charles also use the opportunity to single out the Carriacou and Petite Martinique health district for winning the top award for the Highest Vaccination Coverage for the second straight year.  

The second award went to the health district of St. Andrew while St. John/St. Mark took the third spot.

During the just concluded observation included street marches, immunization poem competitions, quiz for mothers and clients, as well public and media engagements.

However two other activities i.e., a jingle competition at Boca Secondary School and a village march will take place next week in St. George and St. David respectively.

Meanwhile in 2016, Grenada embarked on the implementation and continued use of an electronic immunization registry, which is designed to make the implementation of the EPI as seamless as possible.

To date, with the approval and sanctioning of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Grenada through the Ministry of Health has been providing training and guidance on the implementation and use of the digital system to PAHO member-states.


For additional photos of the vaccination activities held at Gouyave please visit the Ministry of Health website at the link provided





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