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No evidence of Omicron here yet

PAN American Health Organization officials say while there is no evidence the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is currently in The Bahamas, the country should not wait until it arrives but instead use preventative tools to stop its potential spread.

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48 percent of Caribbean region is immunised against COVID-19

AS COVID-19 cases continue to wane in the Caribbean, Pan American Health Organization officials have revealed 48 percent of the region has been fully immunised against the deadly disease.

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PAHO offers advice on dealing with island clusters

AS health officials are dealing with COVID-19 clusters in some Family Islands, a Pan American Health Organization incident manager pointed to ways to deal with this issue.

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PAHO pleased at increase in vaccinations

OFFICIALS at the Pan American Health Organization are happy about the uptick in COVID-19 inoculations in The Bahamas but have advised that a decision on a third booster shot would have to be made on logistics and after the vulnerable of society are vaccinated.

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PAHO: Haiti needs vaccines

WITH droves of Haitians showing up in the southern Bahamas, the Pan American Health Organization has revealed that fewer than one percent of that country’s citizens have been inoculated against COVID-19.

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Pregnant? PAHO says take vaccine after first trimester

THE Pan American Health Organization is recommending all pregnant women take COVID-19 vaccinations after their first trimester.

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‘No evidence’ that Delta strain in The Bahamas

DESPITE increasing concerns that the Delta variant could be present in the country, one Pan American Health Organization official said there is still no evidence the highly contagious strain is here.

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Caution over election campaigning

A PAN American Health Organization official said evidence suggests election campaigning leads to higher transmission of the coronavirus as opposed to actual voting on Election Day.

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PAHO does not recommend COVID third booster shot

THE Pan American Health Organization has “no concrete evidence” to recommend a third COVID-19 booster shot at this time for Caribbean countries.

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PAHO renews call for people to take the vaccine

WHILE acknowledging the startling increase in COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas, Pan American Health Organization officials have renewed appeals to regional people and healthcare workers to take the vaccine.

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Two million have died in region since start of pandemic

PAN American Health Organisation officials have reported a “grim milestone” this week in that since the start of the pandemic some two million people in the region have died of COVID-19 complications.

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PAHO confirms vaccine production delays

PAN American Health Organization officials have revealed that the deployment of COVAX issued vaccines was delayed in June due to a myriad of issues experienced by the group with Oxford-AstraZeneca production sites.

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Experts link up to help vulnerable populations

A NEW collaboration between the government of Canada and the Pan American Health Organisation is being launched to improve the health and protection of populations in situations of high vulnerability due to COVID-19.

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New mothers ‘at risk’ because of care disruption

DUE to high levels of COVID-19 infections in the region, prenatal and newborn care have been disrupted, leaving expectant and new mothers at risk, according to Pan American Health Organisation officials.

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PAHO: Act with ‘utmost caution’ on loosening travel restrictions

PAN American Health Organization officials have urged countries in the region to “act with the utmost caution” when it comes to loosening travel restrictions for fully vaccinated tourists.

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PAHO: Stick to measures and flatten the curve

THE Pan American Health Organization has again stressed that public health measures, including lockdowns, are the main tools for flattening the curve when there is a rise in COVID-19 cases.

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Region sees rise in cases and deaths

A PAN American Health Organization official has revealed that over the past week, 1.5 million new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the region with some 40,000 related deaths.

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PAHO: Bahamas will not receive shipment this week

THE Pan American Health Organisation has clarified that contrary to an earlier report, The Bahamas was not specified as a country that is scheduled to receive its shipment of the COVAX COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this week.

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PAHO: Countries in the region can expect vaccines by early April

THE Pan American Health Organisation has said that all countries in the region should expect deployment of COVID vaccines through the COVAX facility by early April.

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Meeting this week on distribution of vaccine

THE Pan American Health Organisation will meet with regional Ministries of Health this week to discuss distribution and purchasing of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Vaccine expected to be available in spring - at a cost

PAN American Health Organisation officials say The Bahamas can have access to COVID-19 vaccines between March and April of 2021, however, delivery will be challenging and costly.

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PAHO: Don’t use antigen test at borders to detect virus

AS The Bahamas’ tourism market reopens, the Pan American Health Organization is not recommending the use of antigen rapid test at our borders for detection of the deadly COVID-19 virus on our guests, nor does that organization recommend laboratory testing prior to travel and upon arrival.

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Rising deaths and younger patients - a bleak picture of COVID-19

THE Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation has raised alarm about the country’s COVID-19 crisis, citing an eight-fold rise in deaths since July and a shift towards younger people catching and dying from the disease.

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PAHO, International Organisation for Migration sign memorandum of understanding

THE Pan American Health Organisation and the International Organisation for Migration signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday to strengthen cooperation on health and migration in the Americas.

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