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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2016

DOH Continues to Bring the Clinic to the Community

The USVI Department of Health (DOH) collaborated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, located in Peter’s Rest on St. Croix, and provided Health Education to over 160 children, during their Children’s Health Expo, held on Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 9am-3pm. 

The DOH’s Women, Infants, & Children (WIC), Mental Health, Chronic Disease, Immunization programs were present in which education pertaining to personal hygiene, the maintenance of good mental health, the prevention of chronic disease and Zika prevention tips were provided to all the children in attendance. Free flu vaccinations were also provided during the Children’s Health Expo. Additionally, the DOH gave over 600 items to the children, to include, 78 backpacks, 28 lunch kits, 150 coloring books, 150 pencils, 160 hand sanitizers, 50 packs of crayons.

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