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A bottle of the AstraZeneca vaccine is displayed in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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‘Step up to the plate and get the jab done’: Top tourism executive warns jobs, economy on line

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.”

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Vaccinations on New Providence to continue on Monday

VACCINATION appointments in New Providence will resume on Monday after a “pause” on Saturday, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee said yesterday.

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Vaccine supplies facing problem

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.

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Vaccine roll out to pause on New Providence

COVID vaccinations on New Providence will come to a halt on Friday evening to allow officials time to reassess the rollout.

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More than 15,000 vaccine doses administered

MORE than 15,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera.

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More now eligible for vaccine

THE government has expanded the parameters of those who qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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‘Vaccine benefits far outweigh any risks’

INFECTIOUS disease expert Dr Nikkiah Forbes said the benefits of taking the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine still far outweighs the risks associated with the jab.

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More vaccination sites planned

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.

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Vaccinations to resume

COVID-19 vaccinations will resume tomorrow on New Providence and Grand Bahama.

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Vaccinations begin in Harbour Island

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.

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US urged: ‘Make us next in line’ on COVID vaccines

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.

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Churches: Vaccine has our blessing

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.

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Family Islands await vaccination rollout

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.

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Some elderly are still not ready for vaccination

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.

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Christian Council report on vaccines ‘next month’

THE Bahamas Christian Council’s COVID Vaccine Investigative Committee hopes to complete its report on the issue of coronavirus vaccines by early next month.

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Some police saying they won’t take vaccine

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.

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PAHO urges countries to continue vaccinations

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.

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No evidence vaccine behind blood clots

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.”


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