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UVI to Host First Galiber Medical Lecture Series on COVID-19

The first lecture series will focus on the coronavirus. “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Its Epidemiology, Pathology and Psychosocial Impact on Our VI Community” will be streamed live.

Health Monitors Reports of Adverse Reactions to Moderna Vaccine in California

The guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in conjunction with President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Response Team is not to remove the vaccines from the current inventory.

JFL Illuminated in Honor of National Day of Mourning for COVID-19 Victims

The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center was illuminated at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, in honor of the 24 Virgin Islanders lost to COVID-19 and their families.

V.I. Department of Health Vector Control Program Launches Mosquitoes in Cisterns Survey

The information gathered will help the Department of Health Vector Control Program make decisions about mosquito control in the future.

Virgin Islands Association DC Donates 10,000 Masks to USVI

Virgin Islands Association DC Inc. has donated 10,000 disposable three-ply masks to the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the territory.

Federal Government Awards $6M in Grants to V.I. Department of Health

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Virgin Island a grant for health services.

UVI Appoints Charlene Navarro as Director of Medical Simulation Center

Slated to open this summer, the UVI Medical Simulation Center will provide an immersive medical simulation experience to UVI students, as well as continuing education and certification courses for local and visiting healthcare professionals.

Human Services Confirms Staff Member’s Positive COVID-19 Test

In an abundance of caution, while DHS works with the Department of Health to get other Kingshill staff tested, that facility will remain closed.

Frederiksted Health Care Opens Lena Shulterbrandt Health Center at Mall of St. Croix

The new health center was named in honor of Lena Shulterbrandt; a cultural icon, an advocate for the Town of Frederiksted and a nine-term board chair of Frederiksted Health Care Inc.

ProHealth Urgent Care Staff Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

ProHealth received its allocated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, and by 2 p.m., the majority of the staff were already vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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