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STX DOH to Distribute Free Insulin @ JFL

VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH                                                                                                              

Contact: Nykole Tyson Mobile#: 340-626-6290

St. Croix DOH to Distribute Insulin  @ Juan F. Luis Hospital 

Free Tetanus and Flu Shots also Available

(November 6, 2017, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI))  Get your FREE Insulin, Flu Shot and Tetanus Vaccinations on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (10am-2pm).

The USVI Department of Health will be distributing insulin to the uninsured and under-insured in the lobby of Juan F. Luis Hospital. Patients are asked to bring their medicine bottle or prescription and a picture form of identification. The types of insulin that will be offered include: Basaglar, Humalog Mix 75/25, Levemir, Novolog, Toujeo, Tresiba, Trulicit, Alfrezza, Humalog 50/50, Novolin N, Novolin R, Novolog, Humulin N, Humulin R, Humulin 70/30 and Humalog.

Additionally, Flu season is here again; FREE Flu and Tetanus shots will also be offered on Wednesday (same location), November 8th, to everyone age 3 and over.  Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18. Flu shots are important for you and anyone around you. Seasonal flu vaccines are designed to protect against infection and illness caused by the three or four influenza viruses.

Also, get a tetanus booster shot after certain injuries. Usually, the bacterial toxins enter the body through a break in the skin caused by an object contaminated with tetanus. For example wounds, skin burns, crush injuries etc. Individuals 11 years old and up can receive the   vaccination. Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18.

For more information call 340-690-4633;