KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton says COVID-19 positivity and reproductive rates are showing very good reduction signs.
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).
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.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Health authorities Tuesday warned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation in Grenada had become “serious and very dire” and reiterated appeals to the population to get vaccination in order to curb the further spread of the virus that has now resulted in the country having 267 active cases including a five month-old baby.
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 —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.