This week is being observed as the 14th Vaccination Week in the Americas under the theme 'Go for the gold! Get vaccinated!'
Immunization Manager, Nurse Florestine Lewis, says this theme is geared at encouraging persons to protect themselves from the vaccine preventable diseases in context of the upcoming Olympics scheduled for Brazil in August 2016.
While there are many who are against vaccination, Nurse Lewis says vaccine is a very important public health intervention as it saves lives.
Vaccination Week of the Americas 2016 runs from April 23rd-30th.
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