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The Public Health section of the Health Centre interfaces with the wider community on public health matters. It hosts a weekly child-health clinic every Wednesday and organizes an annual Christmas treat for young children from surrounding communities.

The Public Health section also manages the Centre’s immunization activities.


Immunization is the process by which an individual is protected from getting a disease by use of vaccine.

When someone is immunized, he or she is given a series of vaccines which can be taken by mouth (orally) or is injected. These vaccines help the body to develop resistance to certain diseases.

Immunizations are available against:

  • Diptheria
  • Measles
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Mumps
  • Tetanus
  • Rubella

Special arrangements can be made to have other vaccines administered. Examples of these are Hepatitis B and Chicken Pox. Information and guidance can also be obtained on public health requirements for overseas travel.

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