CMO happy with immunization award

first_imgLocalNews CMO happy with immunization award by: – April 20, 2012 Sharing is caring! Dr. David Johnson (file photo)Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Johnson has disclosed that a regional award for Dominica on the extended program of immunization is an achievement for the health ministry.Dominica captured the 2011 Surveillance Award from the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of the Caribbean Sub Region in Recognition of Excellent Report at the 28th Caribbean EPI Mangers’ Meeting held in Barbados in March.Dr. Johnson believes that the efforts of staff of the ministry are one of the main reasons behind the award.“Just recently we got the first place for a program referred to as the expanded program of immunization. Every year different CAREC member countries are awarded and Dominica is one of them. The Ministry of Health has a basic package of immunization for children for vaccine preventable diseases, those vaccines are given free to children,” he said.He said the Ministry of Health has a very high coverage for most of the vaccines that are available.“We monitor the situation very closely. We have coverage’s of above 99%; our nurses are very hard working. We ensure that the kids get their vaccination, we follow them up, we look for adverse vaccine reaction,” he further explained. He said Dominica also has a robust program where its vaccines are concerned.“We manage our patients, follow up with them and do so much more. This is why we have achieved the first place among the other CAREC member islands. We are happy about that”.He said Dominica will continue to enhance its services where vaccination is concerned.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet 11 Views   no discussionslast_img read more