COVID-19 Vaccine Announcement

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Due to limited vaccine supplies, at this time the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine will be limited to Bahamian citizens and permanent residents 18 years of age and over and residents in the previously stated priority groups.

As a reminder, the previously stated priority groups are as follows:
• Healthcare workers;
• Persons 50 years of age and older;
• Persons with disabilities
• 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);
• Restaurant and retail workers;
• Students and athletes studying or competing abroad, coaches and other support;
• Home-bound physically disabled residents;
• Members of the clergy; and
• Accredited media (editors, reporters/anchors, photographers and videographers).

Proof of citizenship, permanent residency status or a work ID will be required at the vaccination site. Failure to present the requested ID will result in appointment cancellation. All residents will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine following the arrival of additional vaccines, which are expected in-country before the end of May. This announcement does not apply to individuals who have received the first dose of the vaccine. All persons who have received a first dose of the vaccine will be eligible to receive the second dose. The administration of second doses are scheduled to begin on 10 May. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine visit opm.gov.bs.

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