30,000 more doses of Russian Sputnik arrive

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An additional 30,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccines arrived in Guyana on Monday. The vaccines arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) onboard Amerijet International.

Guyana, on April 2, received the first 25,000 doses of the Sputnik vaccine after the country purchased some 200,000 doses of the Russian made vaccine at a total cost of US$4M.

The Sputnik Vaccine, like its Chinese counterpart, has a 28-day wait period for the second dose to be administered; the AstraZeneca Vaccine on the other hand requires a three-month dosage interval.

Workers offload Sputnik V vaccines (Photo DPI/April 12, 2021)

“The vaccines [Sputnik]… have to maintain a very cold temperature, which is minus 18 to minus 20; so we have put all the arrangement in place to make sure that when we receive the vaccine that we maintain that cold chain,” Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony said on Monday during the daily COVID-19 update.

The arrival of the additional doses of vaccines will further boost the country’s immunization programme.

Meanwhile, the minister also revealed that as of Sunday, April 11, 2021, at least 60, 172 persons received their first dose of the vaccine.

Currently, only frontline workers and persons 40-year and older can receive the jab. But the government had stated that the rollout so far has demonstrated that Guyana can and will succeed in vaccinating all persons aged 18 and older.

(Photo DPI/April12, 2021)

Former Minister of Health, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, had noted the high enthusiasm for persons to receive the jab with thousands of young people are being turned away from COVID-19 vaccination sites daily because they do not meet the criteria to take the vaccine.

In the coming weeks, Guyana will also pursue access to an even larger amount of vaccines.

Below is a list of fixed vaccination sites across the country;

The fixed sites for COVID-19 vaccination are:

Region 1       

Mabaruma Regional Hospital

Port Kaituma District Hospital

Matthew’s Ridge Hospital

Waramuri Health Centre

Manawarin Health Centre

Kumaka District Hospital

Kwebanna Health Centre

 

Region 2

Suddie Regional Hospital

Charity Hospital

Anna Regina Health Centre

Supernaam Health Centre

Hust Diren Health Centre

Queenstown Health Centre

Oscar Joseph Hospital

 

Region 3       

Parika Health Centre

Goed Intent Health Centre

Versailles Health Centre

Den Amstel Health  Centre

West Demerara Hospital

 

Region 4       

Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC )

Enmore Polyclinic

Diamond Diagnostic Centre

Vaccination Centre (Brickdam)

Unity Health Centre

Clonbrook Health Centre

Herstelling Health Centre

Melanie Health Centre

BV Health Centre

Lusignan Health Centre

Eccles Health Centre

Soesdyke  Health Centre

 

Private Hospitals

Davis Memorial Hospital

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Woodlands Hospital

 

Region 5       

Fort Wellington District Hospital

Bushlot Health Centre

Mahicony Health Centre

High Dam Health Centre

Rosignol Health Centre

 

Region 6       

New Amsterdam Hospital

Skeldon Hospital

No. 47 Village Health Centre

Port Mourant Health Centre

Bothers Health Centre

 

Region 7       

Bartica Health Centre

 

Region 8

Mahdia Hospital

Kato (Rovering Team)

 

Region 9       

Lethem Hospital

Annai Health Centre

Aishalton Hospital

Sandcreek Health Centre

 

Region 10     

Linden  Hospital

Kwakwani Health Centre

One Mile Health Centre

Amelia’s Ward Health Centre

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