COVID-19 vaccine in Bahamas is now unlocked for all adults

Vaccination in the Bahamas for COVID-19 is now unlocked to all the residents of 18 years and above. 

 Bahamas: Vaccination in the Bahamas for COVID-19 is now unlocked to all the residents of 18 years and above. 

To date, 25,692 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been administered on New Providence, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and Abaco.

Officials of the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee, in a statement, said that”The appointment notice for the second dose of the vaccine will be sent through email, and will begin on May 10.”

The statement further states-

  • Second dose appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine can be booked at any of the available vaccination centres.
  • An Individual is not required to take their second dose of vaccine at the same vaccination place or island from where they received their first dose of the vaccine.
  • The appointments for the first dose will continue to be available during the time when second doses are being regulated.
  • Only the individuals who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine would be able to take the second dose.

According to the committee, vaccinations will continue this week (Monday – Friday) at the following places-

  •  Loyola Hall
  •  Gladstone Road
  •  Church of God of Prophecy
  •  East St 
  • St.Anselm’s Catholic Church Hall, Bernard Road (Monday only) on New Providence and 
  • At the Susan J. Wallace Community Center in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Starting on Monday, 26 April to Friday 30 April, the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine is organized to take place on the Family Islands:-

  • Monday 26 April: Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Islands, Acklins and Andros
  • Tuesday 27 April: Exuma (mainland, Staniel Cay, Black Point and Farmers Cay) Cat Island, San Salvador and the Berry Islands
  • Wednesday 28 April: Exuma (mainland), Eleuthera (mainland and Spanish Wells), Long Island and Rum Cay
  • and on Friday 30 April: Bimini.

To make an appointment to take a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Bahamians can visit vax.gov.bs. Site. Whereas to view the full Family Island schedule, including vaccination site locations and times, Bahamians would have to see opm.gov.bs. Site.

On-site appointments are available at the Church of God of Prophecy, East St. and St.Anselm’s Catholic Church Hall, Bernard Road on New Providence, the Susan J. Wallace Community Centre on Grand Bahama and at all Family Island vaccination sites.

Residents of Bahamas need a Bahamas Government-issued ID essential to check-in at the vaccination site. Bahamians who got their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine dose should expect an email within the next two weeks to alert them when they should book their second appointment.

 The reminder email will contain a link to access the appointment portal.

 Residents who do not have their emails can book their second appointment at a centre where on-site appointments are available.