Bahamas receives 33,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine through COVAX facility

Bahamas received 33,600 doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine through the COVAX Facility on Tuesday, March 30 2021. 

Bahamas: Bahamas received 33,600 doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine through the COVAX Facility on Tuesday, March 30 2021. 

Office of Prime Minister of the Bahamas that the batch represents the first tranche of the 100,800 pre-paid vaccines secured through Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Revolving Fund.

Notably, to date, Bahamas has received a total 53,600 vaccines.

“Since the COVID-19 vaccination program began on 14 March 2021, more than 7,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered on New Providence and Grand Bahama.” Statement of office of prime minister noted. 

The statement further noted that the highest number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered on a single day totaled more than 1,000.

“To date, 63% of those who have received the vaccine are over the age of 60, along with healthcare workers and staff of the uniformed branches and 42%of those who received the vaccine were male and 58% were female..” It added.

Rest of the statement 

Vaccinations are beginning on Eleuthera today, Tuesday, March 30th, through Thursday, April 1st, starting with healthcare workers, residents over 60 and staff of the uniformed branches.

-Vaccinations on Abaco and Bimini are expected to start next week after the Easter holidays.

-Vaccinations will continue this week on New Providence, Grand Bahama, and Eleuthera leading up to April 1st and will resume on Wednesday, April 7th.

-Mobile units will also provide vaccinations to nursing homes and other residential facilities this week.

-On Wednesday, March 31st, appointments at Loyola Hall will be open to the staff of the judiciary, uniformed staff branches, healthcare workers and members of the general public over the age of 60.

-Following the Easter Holiday, those with disabilities, teachers and hospitality workers will become eligible to receive the vaccine.

-Provisions will be made for students and athletes who require vaccinations to travel abroad, including coaches and other support staff.

-To receive a vaccine at Loyola Hall, an appointment is required. Appointments can be made at www.doctorshosp.com/vaccine-registration.html

-Vaccinations continue at the Church of God of Prophecy, through Wednesday 31st of March for residents 60 and older, healthcare workers and staff of the uniformed branches.

-Vaccination efforts in Grand Bahama will be focused on the east and west ends of the island at the start of this week and will continue at the Susan J. Wallace Community Center, beginning mid-week.

-Clinic administrators will notify residents of Eleuthera of vaccination center locations and times.

-Additional vaccination centers will be opened on New Providence.

-A schedule of locations and eligible priority groups will be shared with the public in the coming days.

-Reminder: Beaches and parks are limited to gatherings of 5 persons per group.

-COVID-19 Ambassadors will be monitoring beaches and parks during the Easter Holidays to ensure enforcement of the Emergency Powers Orders.

-Surveillance efforts will be stepped up on islands where an increase in the number of cases is being recorded. Assessments are expected to be in by early next week, with the possibility of further steps taken based on findings.

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