Today five (5) programs of the USVI Department of Health (DOH) held three outreach events, two (2) on the island of St. Croix and one (1) on St. Thomas.
The DOH Community Health Services program, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office, held an outreach event at the Louis E. Brown Housing Community for the elderly, located on St. Croix. The mobile medical van was used to provide free health screenings (blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure) to approximately 20 of the residents.
In addition, the Immunization program, on St. Croix, collaborated with AARP and provided free Flu Vaccinations to over 200 residents on St. Croix. They were stationed in the Sunny Isle parking lot. This month the Immunization program has given approximately 330 free immunizations to the residents on the island of St. Croix.
Furthermore, despite the rain, the St. Thomas Department of Health’s Community Health Services Program, the Zika support staff and the Immunization program supported Crown Bay Marina’s Health Expo that was also held today. Free breast exams, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings, as well as free Zika testing and free flu shots were provided to all in attendance. Approximately 175 people received services from the Department of Health at the Expo. The Immunization division gave free flu vaccinations to about 95 individuals; the Community Health program assisted approximately 61, and 19 people received free Zika tests.
A total of approximately 400 residents, in the territory, received free health services today from the DOH.