Vaccination centers to open on New Providence and Grand Bahama

Office of the Prime Minister of Bahamas announced the opening of new COVID-19 vaccination sites on New Providence and Grand Bahama by this week.

Trinidad and Tobago registers 386 fresh COVID-19 cases
Trinidad and Tobago registers 386 fresh COVID-19 cases

Bahamas: Office of the Prime Minister of Bahamas announced the opening of new COVID-19 vaccination sites on New Providence and Grand Bahama by this week.

The COVID-19 vaccination response began on Wednesday, 17 March, following a pilot on Sunday 14 March at Loyola Hall, the south-central region of New Providence.

“Vaccinations continued at Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road, the Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctors Hospital and the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre throughout the week on New Providence.” Statement said.

This week there will be additional sites opening for COVID19 vaccinations.

Office of the Prime Minister stated that additional medical and logistical support have been deployed to Grand Bahama to ensure a swift and efficient rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine on that island at the Susan J. Wallace Community Center and the Rand Memorial Hospital, starting Monday 22 March.

“New vaccination centers on New Providence to open this week include the Church of God of Prophecy, East Street, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base, for the uniformed branches, and Lyford Cay Hospital.” statement added.

Those eligible to receive the vaccine in this first round of vaccinations include healthcare workers, persons 65 years of age and over, residents and staff of eldercare homes and staff of the uniformed branches, starting with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

A vaccination appointment center for residents without access to the internet or a device will be set up at the East Street vaccination site.

The East Street vaccination site on New Providence is scheduled to open on Friday, 26 March. Appointments for that site will open on Tuesday 23 March, including online booking information.

This week, Mobile Units will also begin administering vaccines to residents and staff of eldercare homes and the non-ambulatory on New Providence and Grand Bahama Starting Wednesday, 24 March, a record of vaccinations administered will be published weekly.

Health Ministry of Bahamas informed that To date, more than 1,500 persons have received a single dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

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