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STX DOH to Distribute Insulin/Free Tetanus and Flu Shots Available


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

St. Croix DOH to Distribute Insulin

Free Tetanus and Flu Shots also Available

(October 17, 2017, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI))

Get your FREE Insulin, Flu Shot and Tetanus Vaccination tomorrow at the Juan F. Luis Hospital!!

On tomorrow, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (10am-3pm), the Department of Health (DOH) is partnering with the Juan F. Luis Hospital. We will be distributing a limited supply of insulin to the uninsured and under-insured on St. Croix in the lobby of the Juan F. Luis Hospital (JFL).

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: Humalog, Humulin 70/30, Humulin R, and Humulin N.

Flu season is here again; FREE Flu and Tetanus shots will also be offered tomorrow (same location), Wednesday, October 18th, 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.

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;