The first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines – also known as Covishield – arrived at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in The Bahamas today on United Airlines.
The vaccines were received by Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis; Health Minister Renward Wells; Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield; National Immunization Manager Nurse Ruth Bastian; Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pearl McMillian; Bahamas High Commissioner to India Lowell Mortimer; and President of the Bahamas India Association Dr. Anupama Jacob.
The 20,000 doses are a gift from the Government of India. The vaccines were pre-qualified by the WHO and received Emergency Use Listing (EUL) approval by the WHO. The vaccines have also received certification from the Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS).
“I would like to thank Prime Minister Modi and the people of India for this generous assistance,” said the Prime Minister.