GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) would like to remind parents and guardians about its Vaccination Open House this Saturday.
Saturday’s Open House will be held at the Vineyard Office Park in Philipsburg from 9.00am to 4.00pm for children between 0-17 years old.
Parents and guardians are asked to bring their child’s vaccination record/book to the Open House. There will also be presentations from 10.00am to 1.30pm on Oral Health, Puberty and Reproductive Health.
Vaccines help your immune system fight more than 20 dangerous diseases. From the time we’re born, vaccines offer protection to help individuals stay healthy throughout their entire lives.
CPS, a department of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is holding its Open House under the banner of the VWA 2017.
Evidence continues to show that vaccination is one of the safest, most cost-effective ways to prevent diseases and death. The polio vaccine has prevented 15 million cases of paralysis worldwide, and it is estimated that its eradication will result in economic savings of some $40-50 billion dollars.
The second Open House is scheduled for Saturday, June 10.
Those who need additional information about the Open House can call CPS at 542-2078 or 542-3003.