Twenty-two thousand influenza vaccines have been administered by the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) between September 2020 to January 2021.
In a press release issued this afternoon, the NCRHA said the process was facilitated by Nursing and Primary Health Care Service.

The following is a press release from the NCRHA:

The North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) has administered over 22,000 influenza vaccines between September 2020 to January 2021.

Facilitated by our Nursing and Primary Health Care Services, the NCRHA has strategically targeted multiple stakeholders within the various communities, collaborating with churches; mosques; temples; business, regional and state enterprises.

“The North Central Regional Health Authority continues to ensure that healthcare is not just available, but readily accessible.” CEO Mr. Davlin Thomas indicated.

“Increasing public outreach and engagement, specifically as it relates to immunization, is a one of our major undertakings right now.

We have aggressively pursued innovative ways of delivering public health care, especially in light of the COVID-19 climate and I am extremely pleased with the efforts and commitment of our team of specialists that have taken up the mantle at this time.

Kudos to our doctor, our nurses, and supporting staff on the frontline ensuring that that our citizens are well-equipped and protected against the influenza virus.” CEO continued.

The NCRHA has seen tremendous success in the implementation of this plan to engage public immunization.

In just a few months, the Authority was able to not only raise awareness among members of the public on the importance of getting vaccinated, the NCRHA was also able to ensure that a large percentage of the populace within the region had access to vaccines.

Immunizations were conducted in safe environments throughout the region and all COVID-19 protocols, as it relates to social distancing, sanitization and other regulations were strictly observed.

General Manager, Primary Care Services, Dr. Abdul Hamid echoed the sentiments of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Davlin Thomas, in expressing his gratitude to all members of staff who availed themselves to make certain the NCRHA was able to administer over 22,000 vaccines in such a short space of time throughout our communities and facilities.

The NCRHA wishes to issue a gentle reminder to all to get flu vaccines – available now at your nearest health centre!