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VI Department of Health Commemorates 35th World AIDS Day

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Friday, December 1st marks the 35th observance of World AIDS Day, a significant occasion where the VI Department of Health stands in solidarity with the global community to remember, raise awareness, and renew commitments to ending the HIV epidemic by 2030. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the ongoing […]

VI Department of Health Encourages Residents to Get the Flu Vaccine

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – As flu season approaches, the VI Department of Health is urging residents to prioritize their well-being by getting vaccinated against the flu virus, especially the elderly and young children who are the most susceptible to severe flu-related complications. “Flu season typically peaks during the fall and winter months, and the consequences […]

VI Department of Health Provides Update on Public and Private School Lead Testing

St. Croix, US VIRGIN ISLANDS – During Monday’s Government House press briefing, VI Health Department Territorial Epidemiologist, Dr. Esther Ellis, provided an update on pediatric lead testing of children aged 0 to 6 years old on the island of St. Croix. “As of this morning, 390 children have completed the initial finger-prick sample. Of the […]

VI Department of Health Celebrates Completion of the New WIC Building on St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – In a ceremony held Wednesday, the VI Department of Health cut the ribbon on its newly constructed Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Building at the Knud Hansen Complex on St. Thomas, calling it a milestone in the department’s continuing effort to address health disparities and improve health equity with […]

VI Department of Health Premieres ”Step Into Wellness” Video Series

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The VI Department of Health proudly introduces “Step into Wellness,” a new video series aimed at empowering Virgin Islanders with the tools and knowledge needed to live a healthier life. The premiere episode is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, at 7 p.m., on the department’s official social media platforms and Government

Update: St. John’s DeCastro Clinic Closed for the Remainder of the Week

St. John, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The VI Department of Health is advising the St. John community that the Morris DeCastro Clinic is closed for the remainder of this week due poor air circulation at the facility. On Wednesday, the department announced the clinic would close at 12 p.m. for the remainder of the week