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COVID-19 Vaccination centers to offer extended and weekend hours
By National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee
Sep 6, 2021 - 9:31:41 AM

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Select COVID-19 Vaccination Centers on New Providence will offer extended hours this week to better accommodate school-aged children eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

The Kendal Isaacs Gym, St. Joseph’s Parish Hall and Loyola Hall will operate until 7pm starting tomorrow, Monday 6 September through Friday 10 September 2021.

The following centers will also operate on Saturday 11 September from 9am – 4pm:

•    Loyola Hall, Gladstone Rd.
•    Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gym, University Dr.
•    St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Boyd Rd.
•    Baha Mar, Melia Nassau Beach

The St. Anselm’s Parish Hall vaccination center will operate from 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday. To make an appointment online visit vax.gov.bs. Walk-up appointments are available at all vaccination centers.

“We are very encouraged by the number of 12–17-year-olds who have come out to receive the Pfizer vaccine so far,” said Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, Chair of the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee.

“We need to get as many of our eligible children vaccinated as quickly as possible so that they can safely return to the classroom.”

As of Friday 3 September, 5,154 12–17-year-olds have received a first dose of the
Pfizer vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is available to everyone 12 years of age and older.
All centers will be administering the Pfizer vaccine at this time. The St. Joseph’s Parish Hall center is administering Pfizer and the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

The administration of second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will resume on New Providence starting Tuesday 14 September 2021. First doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are no longer being administered.

Vaccination teams are returning to Long Island, Exuma, Andros and Rum Cay this week to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, first doses of the Pfizer vaccine and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Vaccination teams were in Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, and mainland Abaco and the cays over the past two weeks as part of the continued rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the Family Islands. Additional vaccination centers were also available on Grand Bahama last week.  

COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to San Salvador, Bimini, Inagua, Acklins, Crooked Island and Cat Island to be administered by the local health teams. Mayaguana is scheduled to receive vaccines on Monday 6 September.

Persons who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine as a first dose, may receive Pfizer as a second dose if they choose.

Schedules are posted weekly on opm.gov.bs/vaccine and are updated regularly.
5 September 2021
Office of the Prime Minister
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Contact: opmcommunications@bahamas.gov.bs
Website: www.opm.gov.bs

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