Youth Health Care encourages parents/guardians, kids to attend Lion’s Health Fair

POSTED: 03/24/11 12:33 PM

St. Maarten – The Department of Youth Health Care (YHC) within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, is encouraging the general public and in particular parents/guardians as well as kids to come out to the Lion’s Club 3rd Annual Health and Wellness Fair in the Festival Village on Pond Island this Saturday. The fair begins at 10:00 a.m. and YHC officials will be there “in full force” with representatives from the dental unit as well as a nutritionist from the Ministry.

Children between 0 – 17 can join their parents/guardians at the fair and get their vaccinations. People are asked to bring along their vaccination card so it can be updated. YHC also has a large number of vaccination cards that belong to persons and need to be picked up and will have them on hand at the fair. Those who had a card, but left it at their respective school or at the White & Yellow Cross can collect the card at the YHC booth on Saturday after they present an Identification Card. The names of the people will also be published on the Government Information Page on a weekly basis.

The Dentist will be present to give information to parents for the age group 0 – 4. The nutritionist will be present as well to give nutritional information.

“This is an opportunity for persons to come out and get information,” Section Policy, Epidemiology & Prevention Maria Henry told the Department of Communications (DCOMM) on Wednesday.

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