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REMARKS: National Address COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Good afternoon. Today I would like to provide you with an update on the arrival and the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in The Bahamas. As announced Friday past, we were expecting the first batch of vaccines to arrive today; however, due to logistical issues overseas, the vaccines are scheduled to arrive this Wednesday, the

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  • Bahamas to receive first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday

    The Office of the Prime Minister announces that The Bahamas will receive its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday 7 March. This first batch consists of a donation from the Government of India of 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is also known as the Covishield vaccine. The vaccines were pre-qualified by the

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  • REMARKS: National Address The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister and Minister of Finance – 21 February 2021

    Good afternoon. In The Bahamas, we are nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic.   You may recall that our first positive case was recorded in mid-March of last year. COVID-19 has killed nearly 2.5 million people around the world.    Here at home, 179 people have died because of the virus, with 8,462 confirmed cases, as

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  • STATEMENT ON ASTRAZENECA VACCINE

    The World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for use worldwide by all adults, including in people over the age of 65. The National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee will continue to follow the guidelines set out by the WHO. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered to eligible Bahamians and residents over the

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  • Government working on all fronts to secure COVID-19 vaccine

    Recently appointed by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee was formed to advise the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Health on the development of the strategy, policies and activities related to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. The Committee will also review and guide the vaccine implementation

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