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Rescue Organizations Ask for Gift Donations for Three Kings Toy Drive

Community members are asked, where possible, to donate a new, unwrapped gift to a child who is noted as coming from a family in need.

Veterans Administration Caribbean Schedules Vaccination Booster Shots and Veterans Townhall

In collaboration with the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Administration Caribbean Healthcare System will conduct vaccination clinics and an in-person town hall for veterans residing within the Virgin Islands.

Encarnacion Says Construction of New WIC Program Building Is on Schedule

The Gov. Albert Bryan and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach Administration look forward to the building’s completion in September 2023.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Now Available in Territory

The Neighborhood Pharmacy, located in Frederiksted, St. Croix, is the first location in the V.I. where vaccines can be obtained.

125th COVID-Related Death Confirmed by Health Department

The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed the territory’s 125th death related to COVID-19 on Tuesday, an 84-year-old St. Thomas man.

VIDOH Reports Cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in the Territory

Several cases of the respiratory syncytial virus are present in the territory, with seven hospitalizations so far this season, the V.I. Department of Health announced Sunday. 

Four Fire Service Members Complete EMR to EMT Bridge Program

The EMR to EMT Bridge Program provides EMT training to employees who are currently certified as EMRs and prepares them for the next level of certification training.

Office of Veterans Affairs to Subsidize Travel for VA Medical Appointments

In the case of the Virgin Islands, there is an outpatient clinic on St. Thomas and one on St. Croix; however, the closest VA Medical Center is on Puerto Rico.

VIDOH Updates the Public on the Latest COVID-19 Cases

There are 44 active cases of COVID-19 territory-wide, according to the VI Department of Health.

Roach Reminds Residents of Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Deadline

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) offers prescription drug coverage to all Medicare beneficiaries, with some exceptions.

STX Rotary Clubs Schedule Virgin Islands World Polio Day Activities

The 'This Close' campaign– based on Rotary International’s campaign the St. Croix clubs began sharing graphics on social media with the “this close” gesture meaning that We Are This Close to eradicating polio.

Department of Health to Distribute COVID-19 Incentive Cards Starting October 14

The public is reminded that the community health clinics will distribute incentive cards to qualified persons from the April incentive program.

V.I. Department of Health Joins in the Observance of National Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Awareness Month

The V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH) joins in the October observance of National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Month and, more specifically, Oct. 7th, National Trigeminal Neuralgia Day.

Territorial Nurses Renewal Application Announcement

Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure (VIBNL) announced that it has started accepting 2023-2024 renewal applications for all Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) as of Sept. 30.

FEMA Provides List of Health Facilities Still Under Repair After Hurricanes Maria and Irma

FEMA continues to help the territory rebuild. Critical services include hospitals and other healthcare facilities that provide emergency medical care as well as services, schools and facilities that provide power, water and other types of critical services.

Office of Health Information Technology and Google to Host Two-Day Workshop for Healthcare

The workshop is a follow-up to discussions that took place during OHIT’s Digital Health Summit in July that was designed to foster innovative and transformative health information technology resources and solutions.

EMS Ambulance Now Stationed in Coral Bay

Throughout the territory, every station is assigned a dual role FF/EMT each shift, eliminating the previously challenging aspects of transporting patients between the islands

V.I. Health Officials Are Ready for Monkeypox, Are You?

Like the rest of the world, the Virgin Islands was gob-smacked by Covid-19, but it is forewarned and forearmed for the next viral threat, monkeypox. There's a supply of vaccines and of treatment medication on-island.

V.I. Army National Guard to Host Back to School Run on St. Thomas

The Virgin Islands Army National Guard Recruiting will host a “Back to School 2 Mile Run” on Sept. 10 at the Fort Christian parking lot on St. Thomas.

Temporary Interruption to Vaccination Services at the St. Thomas MCH Clinic

Vaccination services provided at the Maternal, Child Health (MCH) Clinic in the Elanco Building across from the Nisky Center will not be available on Friday, according to Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.
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