Bahamas: COVID vaccine to be administered to nationals over 18

When the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines arrive in The Bahamas, it will be given to people over the age of 18 on a voluntary basis.

National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee confirmed this after the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for use worldwide by all adults, including in people over the age of 65, yesterday.

Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis, Chairman of the consultative committee, stated “as we indicated last week at the press conference, we will continue to be guided by the science.”

The Bahamas is set to receive 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine starting the second half of February and into the end of the second quarter of 2021, through the COVAX Facility.

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