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Bahamas: BOOKED AND BUSY: Vaccine committee notes vaccination registration increasing daily

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Registration for coronavirus vaccinations are starting to spike, with more than 1,500 people receiving their first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to date, according to the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee.

Committee Co-Chair Ed Fields told Eyewitness News yesterday that those numbers are increasing daily.

“The first day after we opened up to [individuals] 65 years and older, the bookings were extremely strong and the following days, all of the bookings, over 500 bookings per day, were taken up and fully used,” Fields said.

“All doses were used and we see that next week is looking strong as well.”

He added: “Our only objective is to ensure that the vaccine is available and that the process of getting the vaccine administered is as smooth and seamless to the public, who wishes to take it, as possible.”

In a statement released yesterday, the committee advised that additional vaccination sites will open up this week on New Providence and Grand Bahama.

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