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More priority groups and vaccination centers added to COVID-19 vaccine roll-out
By Office of the Prime Minister
Apr 7, 2021 - 2:02:53 PM

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Teachers and staff of schools, home-bound physically challenged residents, hospitality workers and students and athletes studying or competing abroad are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee has announced.

Eligible priority groups now include:

•    Healthcare workers;
•    Persons 60 years of age and older;
•    Uniformed branches (RBDF, RBPF, COVID Ambassadors, BDOCS, Customs and Immigration);
•    Teachers and staff of schools;
•    Hospitality workers (hotel and resort employees, public transportation workers, Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), Nassau Airport Development (NAD) Co., Nassau Cruise Port (NCP), straw market, port and beach vendors and tour operators);
•    Students and athletes studying or competing abroad, coaches and other support; and
•    Home-bound physically disabled residents.

Additional priority groups will soon be added as facilities are prepared, including for those with physical disabilities.
Appointments may be made at the following vaccination centers:

•    Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road (Healthcare workers, 60-plus and uniformed branches);
•    Church of God of Prophecy, East Street (Healthcare workers, 60-plus and uniformed branches);
•    Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium (Teachers and staff of schools, students and athletes studying or competing abroad)
•    Atlantis, Paradise Island (Hospitality workers)
•    Baha Mar, Cable Beach (Hospitality workers)
•    Susan J. Wallace Community Center, Grand Bahama

To make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine please visit https://vax.gov.bs Please note the vaccination center assigned to specific priority groups.

To register a homebound physically challenged resident with the COVID-19 Vaccine Mobile Unit please email deborahfox@bahamas.gov.bs or call 511.

For residents who do not have access to the internet, walk-up appointments are available at the Church of God of Prophecy, East Street or call 511 for assistance with making an appointment.

Only persons eligible to receive the vaccine at this time should make an appointment.
A valid work ID indicating proof of occupation and/or proof of age is required at the vaccination center. In the case of students and athletes, student ID and proof of competition will be required. 

Details on the resumption of vaccinations on Eleuthera and the vaccine roll-out on Abaco will be announced by the end of the week.

To date, more than 10,000 vaccinations have been administered on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera.

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