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
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
Recently appointed by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee advises 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.