Dr Liburd Vaccinates Oualie Beach Resort Waitress “Tasha”
As part of its Community outreach programme, the Oualie Beach Resort has teamed up with the Lyn Jeffers School and with Dr. Glenville Liburd to offer the seasonal flu vaccine to this Nevis Hotels Staff, the School's students and other members of the Nevis Community. Dr. Liburd administered vaccinations at both the School and at the Resort. Some 30 of the Resort staff braved the injection to keep them save from the flu. While flu shots are the norm in Europe and America it is a new initiative in St Kitts and Nevis.
Mrs. Faith Bertie, of Oualie Beach Resort, remarked “It is not painful and hopefully will provide our staff with some protection from the flu that many tourists accidentally bring down to the Caribbean every winter.”
Dr. Liburd commented that, “This vaccine is NOT the new vaccine against H1N1 (Swine Flu), however, it does contain some aspects of the 2007 H1N1-like strain, and therefore may offer some degree of protection.”
Persons on Nevis that are interested in obtaining the flu shot should contact Dr. Liburd at 469-0521.