Antigua and Barbuda celebrated vaccination week under the theme "Reaching every one'. A two day PAHO sponsored workshop took place April 27 -28, 2010. Participants were drawn from Antigua as well as
Barbuda. The objectives of the workshop included:
(1) Updating new district Nurses on the Vaccines utilized in the EPI program in Country
(2) Discussing Cold chain management, Events attributable to immunization (ESAVI), immunization coverage, Immunization of special groups and the surveillance of EPI diseases.
(3) Updating the EPI manual.
The Permanent Secretary Mr. Edson Joseph declared the workshop opened. Nurse Corilita Joseph the EPI manager welcomed all participants to the workshop. The CPO Anneke Wilson gave brief remarks on behalf of PAHO.