Bahamas: The National COVID-19 vaccine consultative committee wants to advise that all the people who received an e-mail notification of a second dose appointment immediately after receiving their first dose are still required to book an appointment online at – vax.gov.bs.
This implements to all the individuals who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. To assess the appropriate time to receive their second dose, people can visit opm.gov.bs/vaccine and enter the date of the first dose in the free calculator provided.
The recommended time is a minimum of eight weeks between the first and second doses of the Oxford- AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Individuals who had received a second dose appointment that is more than seven weeks from the first dose can now go online and book an earlier appointment date.
The management of first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine continues on the new providence and Grand Bahama.
To make an appointment online, individuals can visit – vax.gov.bs or visit one of the walk up sites at the – Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gym, Baha Mar, Church of God of Prophecy East St. and Saint Anselm’s Church Hall, Bernard Road.
According to the statistics, currently, there has been a total of 11,321 active COVID-19 cases on the Bahamas island, and the island reported 43 new COVID-19 cases on 19 May 2021. A total of 10,154 individuals have been recovered from the deadly virus, and till now, the nation reported 221 deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bahamas has also set up help desks at the centres to provide assistance with appointments of the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 36,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given to the Bahamians. Bahamas is one of the Caribbean regions that has received COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility initiative.