Bishop Neil Ellis receives first vaccine shot
Mount Tabor Church senior pastor Bishop Neil Ellis received his first COVID-19 vaccine shot at Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road on Monday morning.
Ellis said he was happy that some persons who watched him get vaccinated reached out to him and said they felt inspired to follow suit and get the shot as well.
Several church leaders are scheduled to be vaccinated this week, as the government continues its vaccine roll-out.
Several prominent Bahamians received their first shot over the weekend including Opposition Leader Philip Davis, former Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, Former Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest and Minister of State for Finance Kwasi Thompson.
New vaccination centers on New Providence are expected to open this week at the Church of God of Prophecy, East Street, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base for the uniformed branches, and Lyford Cay Hospital.
Those eligible to receive the vaccine in this first round of vaccinations include healthcare workers, persons 65 years of age and over, residents and staff of eldercare homes and staff of the uniformed branches, starting with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.