|Vaccination Week in Antigua and Barbuda|
(1) Updating new district Nurses on the Vaccines utilized in the EPI program in Country
(2) Discussing Cold chain management, Events attributable to immunization (ESAVI), immunization coverage, Immunization of special groups and the surveillance of EPI diseases.
(3) Updating the EPI manual.
The Permanent Secretary Mr. Edson Joseph declared the workshop opened. Nurse Corilita Joseph the EPI manager welcomed all participants to the workshop. The CPO Anneke Wilson gave brief remarks on behalf of PAHO.
Activities for vaccination week were:
Saturday 24th April - Message from the Minister of Health Hon Wilmoth Daniel
Sunday 25th April - Letters to be read in Churches to support the efforts of vaccination
Monday 26th April - Media program
Tuesday 27th April - EPI workshop- Manual
Wednesday 28th April - EPI workshop- General immunization training
Thursday 29th - April Open Day at clinics
Friday 30th April - Vaccination at clinics
Saturday 31st April - Evaluation of week of activities