Guyana gets 1,500 doses of COVID vaccines from Barbados

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Barbados has donated 1,500 doses of its Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Guyana.

Barbados received 100,000 doses on Tuesday from India. President of Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali on Wednesday announced that 100 of the 1,500 doses will go to the CARICOM Secretariat while the remaining will go to Guyanese “frontline workers”.

“I wish to thank Prime Minister, Mia Mottley and by extension, the people of Barbados for sharing with us from their first batch of vaccines. This act of kindness is among many in recent months that Guyana and Barbados have shared,” Dr Ali said in a statement.

President Irfaan Ali [Office of the President photo/ December 27, 2020]
He said in the coming days and weeks, Guyana will be in receipt of various tranches of vaccines.

“I assure Guyanese that this issue is the top priority on our agenda and our aim is to ensure that every Guyanese is vaccinated before the end of the year.”

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