“ANY DAY NOW”: Bahamas will continue to issue first and second doses while awaiting vaccine balance arrival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee Co-Chair Ed Fields said yesterday The Bahamas is expected to receive the balance of its vaccine doses, approximately 66,000, from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVAX Facility “any day now”. He said the committee will continue to issue first doses to eligible individuals as well as second […]

BEST BEHAVIOR: PM cautions Easter activities and cases will guide future restrictions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday that while health officials were not minded to recommend increased restrictions ahead of the Easter holiday period, despite an increase of cases on certain islands, an assessment will be made the following week to determine if further restrictions will be necessary. He made the statement […]

BOTTLENECK: Only 2 manufacturers dispatching millions of COVAX vaccines but PAHO aiming for April 7 delivery

COVAX Facility secures over 100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine through 2021 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa F Etienne yesterday defended the sluggish delivery of COVAX vaccines to Caribbean countries, insisting that the organization hopes every country in the program will receive its first shipment before […]

IT’S NOT A COMPETITION: Focus should remain on getting vaccine program right, says Chamber of Commerce

Jamaica becomes first country in Caribbean to receive COVAX Facility vaccine allotment NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) Chairperson Khrystle Rutherford-Ferguson said yesterday it is not a “competition” for The Bahamas to access COVID vaccines, as the focus should remain on “getting it right”. This notwithstanding other countries in the […]