St. Croix DOH to Distribute Insulin; Free Tetanus and Flu Shots Available

People can get free insulin, flu shots and tetanus vaccinations tomorrow at the V.I. Department of Health’s (DOH) Charles Harwood Complex. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, the DOH will be distributing insulin to the uninsured and under-insured.

Patients are asked to bring their medicine bottle or prescription and a picture form of identification. The types of insulin that will be offered include: Basaglar, Humalog Mix 75/25, Lantus, Levemir, Novolog, Toujeo, Tresiba, Trulicit, Alfrezza, Humalog 50/50, Novolin N, Novolin R, Novolog, Humulin N, Humulin R, Humulin 70/30 and Humalog

Additionally, flu season is here again; free flu and tetanus shots will also be offered tomorrow (same location), Wednesday, Oct. 25, to everyone age 3 and older.  Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18. Flu shots are important for everyone. Seasonal flu vaccines are designed to protect against infection and illness caused by the three or four influenza viruses.

Also, people should get a tetanus booster shot after certain injuries. Usually, the bacterial toxins enter the body through a break in the skin caused by an object contaminated with tetanus, for example: wounds, skin burns, crush injuries, etc. Individuals 11 years-old and older can receive the vaccination. Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18.

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For more information, call 690-4633; or visit www.facebook.com/virginislandsdoh    

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