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PAHO Urges Pregnant Women to Get Vaccinated Against COVID

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne urged countries to prioritize expectant and lactating mothers for vaccinations amid concerns that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic represents a serious risk for pregnant women in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

570 Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at GraceKennedy Blitz

Kingston, Jamaica,  – The GraceKennedy (GK) Group in collaboration with the Private Sector Vaccination Initiative (PSVI), hosted a COVID-19 vaccination blitz at its headquarters in Downtown Kingston yesterday, Tuesday, September 7, 2021. 570 participants in the blitz received either their first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose, including 67 young people between the ages of12 and 18 years. The blitz targeted GK team members and their guests. GK contractors, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force attached to the Kingston Central Division and residents of Parade Gardens and Rae Town, the communitiesbordering GK’s HQ, were also vaccinated at the blitz.

Registration underway at the GK COVID-19 vaccination blitz

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Urges Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Awareness

Miami-Dade, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) officials emphasize the importance of Florida’s residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, Malaria and Dengue. The public should remain diligent in preventative measures like “Drain and Cover.”

Miami-Dade County Opens Tropical Park COVID-19 Testing Site 24 Hours

MIAMI —The Tropical Park COVID-19 testing site has expanded its hours and is now open 24 hours a day for PCR testing. Currently, the County is averaging over 24,000 COVID-19 tests per day and Tropical Park is one of the sites with the highest demand. The new schedule will increase access to more community members during the school year, make it more convenient to those with demanding work schedules, and reduce wait times.  

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