As flu season approaches, the V.I. Health Department is urging residents to prioritize their well-being by getting vaccinated against the flu virus, especially the elderly and young children who are the most susceptible to severe flu-related complications, the department announced.
The lead test is being provided at no cost to the child, and parental consent is required before the test can be administered. Before a child can be tested, parents or guardians must register their child and give consent on the V.I. Department of Health’s registration portal,
The V.I. Health Department is intensifying its efforts to raise awareness about lead exposure and its impact on health, particularly for the most vulnerable population — pregnant women and children ages 0 to 6 — after Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. declared a local State of Emergency on Monday to address high levels of lead and copper found in some of St. Croix’s drinking water.
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) offers prescription drug coverage to all Medicare beneficiaries, with some exceptions. Medicare beneficiaries can join or drop their prescription drug plan by the scheduled December deadline.
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