Youth Healthcare: Use school summer holidays to gets kids vaccinatedPOSTED: 07/27/11 1:31 PM
St. Maarten – With three weeks left of the school summer holidays, Youth Health Care (YHC) is encouraging parents to visit YHC to get their kids vaccinated or to check their vaccination status before the new school year opens. Immunization is a way of protecting children against serious vaccine preventable diseases. Once a child or an adult has been fully vaccinated, their bodies can fight those diseases if one comes into contact with them.
YHC offices are located at the Vineyard Office Park, W.G. Buncamper Road #33 in Philipsburg and persons can visit between from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Unprotected children are at greatest risk of contracting vaccine preventable diseases. Parents and guardians must ensure that their children are protected.
Parents who will be visiting YHC should bring along with them their child’s vaccination booklet/card. If you are not sure of the vaccination status of your child, you should contact your general practitioner, pediatrician, or YHC for children up through 17 years of age. YHC can also be contacted if you want to verify your own vaccination status by calling Tel. 542-3003, 542-2078 or 542-3553.