Royal Bahamas Defence Force assists with COVID-19 Vaccines

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RBDF Medical Facility Team along with Government workers and Health professions Abaco during the RBDF Medical Team’s visit to Cooper’s Town Abaco. (Photo courtesy of RBDF)

As a part of Commander Defence Force, Commodore, Dr. Raymond King strategic plans for enhancing responsiveness to the medical care of individuals, the staff of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Medical Facility recently assisted with the inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the Family Islands.

The medical team, led by the force’s Medical Doctor, Lieutenant Commander Doctor Derwin Johnson, traveled to the island of Exuma and surrounding cays from April 27-30, 2021, where they assisted representatives from the Ministry of Health division, led by Senior Nursing Health Officer, Doctor Deborah Fox. The RBDF team administered the first dosage of the vaccine to residents on the island.

The RBDF medical team also traveled to Abaco and the surrounding cays from April 15-19, 2021, where they assisted in administering the first dosage of the vaccine to the residents. They returned to the northern island from June 12-15, 2021, where they administered the second dosage to the residents, and also the first dosage to those who were not able to take the first. RBDF Marines from the Commando Squadron unit on the island also assisted in providing security for the medical personnel, who also served as observers, data entry clerks, and flight managers. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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