Hundreds turnout to Switch Day to get vaccinated

Hundreds of residents turned out for the Regional Switch Day which was observed here in Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday.

The event, which saw clinics across the island switching from Trivalent to Bivalent Vaccines for Polio, was gladly accepted with three of the two dozen clinics recording overwhelming interests from the general population.

According to Nurse Coralita Joseph, the Superintendent of Public Health Nurses and Manager of the Expanded Program on Immunization, Clare Hall, Browne’s Avenue and the Gray’s Farm Clinics saw a large number of residents using the opportunity to get vaccinated.

Nurse Joseph continued stating that the week of activities will continue today Wednesday and Thursday with adult vaccination.


Persons are being urged to use the opportunity to regularize their health cards and immunization status during the week long event.

This year’s Vaccination Week in the Americas is being held under the theme “Go for the gold! Get Vaccinated.” And will conclude on Saturday.


News Reporter

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