Commissioner of Health Richardson Presents Pandemic H1N1 Display Poster to Airport


Commissioner of Public Health Hyacinth Richardson presented on Wednesday morning six display posters related to the Pandemic A H1N1Virus to President of the Princess Juliana International Airport Eugene Holiday in the presence of Interim Head of the Government Information Service (GIS) Rodney Richardson, and Airport Marketing & Communication Manager Lucrecia Lynch.

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The posters carry preventative information for travellers reminding them to continue to take preventative measures and alerting them to the symptoms of H1N1. Contact particulars are also provided where visitors can get additional information.

Commissioner of Public Health Hyacinth Richardson has been an advocate for preventative actions to prevent the spread of the Pandemic A H1N1 virus.

The Commissioner continues to appeal to the community to continue maintaining high standards of hygiene such as washing your hands often, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into your sleeve, and keeping a safe distance from persons with a flu-like illness.

The type of display poster was chosen for mobility and flexibility where placement is concerned. The poster displays were supplied by Ronny Busby of Limelite Media.

This communication effort is an on-going collaboration between Sector Public Health, Social Development & Labour, Preventive Health Department (VSA) and the Government Information Service (GIS).

In September, VSA and GIS jointly started to circulate an information package comprising of brochures, posters and a booklet to the islands schools and other health related institutions.

In the presence of Commissioner of Public Health Hyacinth Richardson, the first 400 bookmarks were presented to the Head of the Sundial School M. Peterson-Regales.

Included in the school preventive package was a letter for parents which provided valuable information on what actions parents can take. Schools were asked to make copies of the letters and give it to parents via the students.

Persons seeking additional information should contact Preventive Health Department at telephone numbers: 542-3003 or 542-3553 or visit the following websites: or for more information on Pandemic Influenza A(H1N1) virus also referred to as swine flu.