The Ministry Of Health Says It Is Putting Measures In Place To Prevent An Outbreak Of Measles Here

The Ministry says it also closely monitoring the Measles outbreak which has affected several areas in the United States and Mexico.

Focal Point for Communicable Diseases and Immunization Ferosa Roach however says that there is no need for citizens here to be alarmed, given that St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been free of local transmission of measles since 1991.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging health authorities in the Region to maintain high levels of measles vaccination coverage at the national and local levels, as part of efforts to prevent an outbreak of measles.

PAHO issued an alert earlier this week that urged countries to strengthen measles surveillance activities and to “take appropriate measures to protect residents in the Americas against measles and rubella.”