The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environmen, is aware that, as a precautionary measure, a few countries in Europe have suspended use of a specific batch of AstraZeneca vaccine distributed in the EU, based on reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in persons who had received vaccines from a particular batch.

World Kidney Day was celebrated on Thursday, March 11, 2021, under the theme “Living Well with Kidney Disease.”

Persons with flu-like symptoms such as sore throat, fever, dry cough, lost of taste and smell, shortness of breath and a headache are asked to go to the District Flu Clinic for testing and care.

The Meteorological Services at the Argyle International Airport has advised that a plume of Saharan dust is approaching Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and is anticipated to begin affecting the nation from late Saturday, February 20th, and intensifying early Sunday, February 21st.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, wishes to advise the general public, that as part of the its mosquito control programme for the adult Aedes aegypti mosquito, the Insect Vector Control Unit will be conducting fogging operations in the following areas commencing at 5:00 p.m. daily.