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Bahamas: EXPANDED OPTIONS?: Bahamas could receive 100,000 Pfizer doses in coming weeks, says health minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government could receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, according to Minister of Health Renward Wells.

The government announced last week it was “urgently” seeking access to Pfizer, the only approved COVID-19 vaccine for use among children above the age of 12, due to an increasing percentage of adolescents in The Bahamas contracting the virus.

Pfizer is a one-dose vaccine.

Yesterday, in the gallery of the House of Assembly, Wells told Eyewitness News: “We’re working on getting Pfizer.

“We might be able to get 100,000 doses. We’re working on it.”

Asked about the time frame of the delivery, Wells indicated that the government was awaiting a quote, and upon receipt of the figures, doses could be expected in-country within weeks.

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