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DOH: Special Event Approval Is Required for All Events, Including Halloween

The V.I. Department of Health also reminds the event planner that forms must be filled out entirely, and the entity that owns the property where the event is held must also sign the form. 

Organization Reminds Cancer Survivors and Patients of Its Financial Assistance Program

The benefits will be awarded based on the availability of funds and may be used to fully or partially cover payments for cancer-related prescription medication, diagnostic testing or CT scans.

Roach Reminds Residents of Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period

Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach Esq. advises all Medicare beneficiaries and persons newly eligible for Medicare that the open enrollment period for Medicare Part D is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

Health Department Makes Temporary Time Changes to Vaccination Centers

DOH's Community Vaccination Centers on St. Croix and St. Thomas will be closed on Oct. 11 in observance of Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day.
Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion appears Thursday night on the Press Box to discuss COVID-19. (Government House photo by Garry Anthony)

Encarnacion Joins Association of State and Territorial Board of Directors

Earlier this year, newly inducted members of the board of directors were selected. Among this esteemed group was Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.

Health Department Reminds Public of $250 Vaccine Gift Card Incentive Rules

Gift cards valued at $250 are being distributed to individuals who meet the following criteria.

Medicare Part D Enrollment Period Opens on October 15

Medicare beneficiaries are able to join or drop their prescription drug plan by the scheduled December deadline.

DOE, Teacher Unions Host Vaccination Drive to Increase Employee Rates

As of Sept. 16, V.I. Department of Health records show that only 42.1% of all Department of Education employees are fully vaccinated (42.6% - ST/SJ; 41.6% - STX),

Self-Care All the More Important During Pandemic Stress in the USVI

With the recent increase in cases of COVID-19 here in the US Virgin Islands, “self-care” is essential.

JFL Becomes First USVI Hospital to Adopt Prolacta Protocol for Extremely Premature NICU Babies

This 100% human milk-based nutritional supplement is proven to reduce complications and improve health outcomes, as opposed to cow milk-based.