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Alert: FDA Issues Public Notification on SWAG, May Lower Blood Pressure to Dangerous Levels

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public notification on S.W.A.G., advising consumers against purchasing the sexual enhancement product sold across various website and in some retail stores. The VI Department of Health is also advising the public not to use this product. According

US Virgin Islands —The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) is excited to report that we have experienced a surprisingly high demand for the COVID-19 vaccine during this incentive cycle. As a result, we ran out of the Pfizer vaccine in the St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island District. We are currently sourcing

US Virgin Islands 04/21/2022 – The VI Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health, reminds all vendors of their requirements to participate in the 2022 St. Thomas Carnival Events. All food and beverage vendors must be registered with the Department of Tourism. VI DOH Health Inspectors will distribute VI DOH

US Virgin Islands —The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) is issuing guidance for all persons planning on attending the Addie Ottley Concert Fundraiser at the Reichheld Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 24th . All attendees are strongly urged to practice the recommended safety measures to protect yourself from

US Virgin Islands — The VI Department of Health (DOH) asks the public to follow COVID-19 safety practices as positive cases steadily rise. The highly transmissible Omicron BA.2 variant is the predominant variant in both the United States and the USVI. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Virgin Islands —The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) is seeking input from Virgin Islanders for a COVID-19 Survey that commences today across the Territory. The Territory wide survey hopes to learn about the experiences residents had during both the COVID-19 pandemic and afterward. The Department is trying to assess

US Virgin Islands —The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) today announced the closure of the following offices, clinics, and the Community Vaccination Centers (CVC) in relation to the St. Thomas Carnival. The Community Vaccine Centers (CVC’s) along with all VIDOH clinics and administrative offices in the St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island

US Virgin Islands — Resulting from our most recent rise in COVID-19 positive cases Territory-wide, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion issues this health warning advising Virgin Islanders to continue to practice the recommended COVID-19 safety procedures of handwashing, social distancing, and wearing of masks when in large crowds, especially when in

US Virgin Islands — The VI Department of Health (VIDOH) has received confirmation that seven (7) cases of the COVID-19 Omicron subvariant BA.2 have been identified in the territory. There were five (5) cases identified on St. Croix and two (2) on St. Thomas. The results received today come from

US Virgin Islands — Commissioner Justa Encarnacion reminds the public that all VI Department of Health (VIDOH) offices and clinics will be closed on Friday, April 8th in celebration of Public Health Employee Appreciation Day as part of National Public Health Week. The Commissioner asks the public to join her

US Virgin Islands — Commissioner Justa Encarnacion has announced the schedule for the VI Department of Health’s (VIDOH) recognition of National Public Health Week. The events will take place during the week of April 4th through the 10th. Monday, April 4 – Commissioner Encarnacion will provide remarks about Public Health