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1st Doses Of Pfizer Could Resume Friday

The Bahamas received 57,300 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine today.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas received 57,300 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine today. The latest batch arrived at Lynden Pindling International Airport around noon.

Here’s Kyle Walkine. 

 



Amid dwindling supplies, which prompted health officials to suspend first doses, 57,330 doses of Pfizer are in country. It’s the fourth round of vaccines to come from PAHO’s COVAX Facility.

And with Bahamians eager to get the jab, Darville said health teams will move quickly to get the vaccines to centers across new providence and on the Family Islands.

Consider it an early delivery, as this round of vaccines was expected to arrive early next month.

Pan American Health Organization representative for The Bahamas Dr. Eldonna Boisson says as there is still a global shortage of vaccines, The Bahamas is somewhat fortunate to have choices.

This latest round comes as Family Islands experience a spike in cases.

The Ministry of Health confirmed 62 new cases yesterday and four deaths.

Government’s pilot free testing program began on Inagua yesterday with plans to expand to Eleuthera and the Berry Islands next week. The Health Minister says a few changes will be made.

According to the Ministry of Health, as of Saturday 119, 172 people in The Bahamas were fully vaccinated.

Over 129 thousand have received at least one dose. This does not include those who received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

For Our News, I’m Kyle Walkine.

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