Vaccination Week begins


Barbados has been spending $875,000 per year on vaccinations, says Health Minister John Boyce.

The Minister this morning made the disclosure of the almost $1 million annual expenditure geared towards protecting the nation’s young, while addressing the launch of Barbados’ observation of the World Health Organization-designated Vaccinations Week with a service at the Christ Church Parish Church.


He said this money was an allocation from the Pan-American Health Organization.

Boyce said that though the allocation has been coming to Barbados in ‘recent years’ only, this island has a history of routine vaccination dating back to the introduction of smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, and polio vaccinations, which were prevalent here in the early 20th century.



“In 1979 measles was included in the routine immunization schedule, with mumps and rubella being added in 1983,” he told the congregation that included health officials, mainly from the Branford Taitt Polyclinic.

He said that other vaccines were introduced from 2008, with the most recent being HPV.


11 Responses to Vaccination Week begins

  1. Ras Small
    Ras Small April 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    All parents shud be very wary of giving their children these vaccinations. Asé

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 24, 2016 at 7:48 pm


    • Ras Small
      Ras Small April 24, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Just be cautious and do their own research. I cud only tell yah where tah look, not what tah see/ feel.

  2. Queenie ShaSha
    Queenie ShaSha April 24, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Yup its true….vaccinations are.deadly.

    • John Da Silva
      John Da Silva April 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      I really wish I could transport you back 100 years to see the millions of deaths that were caused by smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, yellow fever, whooping cough, polio, and measles.

    • Queenie ShaSha
      Queenie ShaSha April 24, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      I know that but big pharma has other plans..

    • Queenie ShaSha
      Queenie ShaSha April 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Do your research then

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 25, 2016 at 5:34 am

      The probably with some people is that their really believe in these conspiracy theories. The scientific reseach proves unequivocally that inoculations save lives, but with anything in life there are drawbacks, but the benefits outweigh the risks.

  3. dave April 25, 2016 at 3:03 am

    Barbados has an OBESITY problem : people need to stop eating so much and go to the beach and exercise -go dancing too -every night . Time for the Liberty Dance House ; Windies ; Buddy’s Three Fives; Cat whiskers; Pepperpot ; After Dark and all the rest to come back/ People need to be dancing more but the church say no -come out the dance house , come in the church- give us the money –eat and drink how and what yuh like -God will take of you ! I heard a pastor saying -doan mind them –in reference to people who advocate eating right ‘ ” Eat what you like”. Some time after he had a serious stroke. You are what you eat and a lot of what is eaten is not good for you and you eat too much of it anyhow

  4. Menace II Babylon April 25, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Please watch I beg this of you…..

  5. J. Payne April 25, 2016 at 10:57 am

    It would matter where Barbados sources its vaccinations.


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