March 16, 2021
A bottle of the AstraZeneca vaccine is displayed in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Bahamians are endangering their jobs, incomes and families through resistance to taking the COVID-19 vaccine, a senior tourism official warned yesterday in urging: “Step up to the plate and get it done.”
VACCINATION appointments in New Providence will resume on Monday after a “pause” on Saturday, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee said yesterday.
A PAN American Health Organisation official has said there will be a short period of “limited access” to the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to shipment and manufacturing issues.
COVID vaccinations on New Providence will come to a halt on Friday evening to allow officials time to reassess the rollout.
MORE than 15,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera.
THE government has expanded the parameters of those who qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine.
INFECTIOUS disease expert Dr Nikkiah Forbes said the benefits of taking the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine still far outweighs the risks associated with the jab.
WITH COVID-19 vaccinations set to resume in New Providence and Grand Bahama today, officials are also hoping to open up additional vaccination sites to accelerate the process.
COVID-19 vaccinations will resume tomorrow on New Providence and Grand Bahama.
WITH vaccinations set to begin on Harbour Island today, one community official says they are expecting a good turnout from residents due to the recent uptick of positive cases recorded over the last few weeks.
A Cabinet minister yesterday voiced hope that The Bahamas will be “next in line” to receive a distribution of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from “overflowing” US stockpiles.
THE Bahamas Christian Council’s COVID Vaccine Investigative Committee has released its report on coronavirus vaccinations, saying experts agree that the benefits of getting the shot far outweighs the disadvantages.
ALTHOUGH no details have been provided yet on the vaccination rollout for the Family Islands, several island administrators yesterday expressed confidence in their island’s readiness to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca once doses arrive.
DESPITE having priority access for COVID-19 vaccinations, some residents and staff of care homes for the elderly say they are still not ready to take the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
THE Bahamas Christian Council’s COVID Vaccine Investigative Committee hopes to complete its report on the issue of coronavirus vaccines by early next month.
SONNY Miller, executive chairman of the Police Staff Association, said some police officers, including a few on his executive team, have said they will not take the COVID-19 vaccine.
THE Pan American Health Organisation is urging countries currently administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to continue despite concerns from some quarters, saying the benefits outweigh any potential risk.
WHILE a growing number of European countries have suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine over concerns it may cause blood clots, Bahamian officials have defended the shot as “safe.”