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Bahamas: OVERWHELMED BUT UNWILLING: Just 50 percent of healthcare workers vaccinated despite burdened sector

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Despite surging cases and hospitalizations overwhelming the healthcare sector, only around 50 percent of healthcare workers have been vaccinated against the coronavirus in The Bahamas, health officials revealed yesterday.

During a virtual press conference, National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee Co-Chair Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis revealed that two physicians and a nurse who were unvaccinated were hospitalized for COVID-19.

One of the physicians deteriorated and died from the virus on Sunday.

Dahl-Regis, who expressed condolences to the family of the physician, called on her colleagues in medicine to take the jab and protect themselves and their families against the virus.

“I say to my professional health colleagues, in our profession, we practice according to the science, the science of medicine,” she said.

“We know now that there is no scientific merit to claims that the vaccine is unsafe.

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