More than 10K people in The Bahamas vaccinated against COVID so far

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Just over 10,000 people have been vaccinated in The Bahamas to date, according to Minister of Health Renward Wells.

The country received  33,600 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through the World Health Organization (WHO)/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) COVAX Facility, last week, shoring up the nation’s supplies since it received 20,000 doses as a donation from India last month.

Wells said with the additional vaccines in-country, Bahamians are urged to continue to register to take it.

“We are around 10,000 persons having been vaccinated,” he said. “…We have 53,600 doses of the vaccine and we are looking to get all of that into circulation.”

The health minister noted that people have been signing up en masse and even calling him over the lack of appointments until May.

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