Guyana receives more Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines

-        Amerijet transports for free


Just before noon on Monday, Guyana received another consignment of 67,537 doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines.

The shipment arrived via Amerijet at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and brings the government closer to its goal of achieving herd immunity while further strengthening the country’s fight against COVID-19.

Guyana received its first consignment of 25,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia on April 2. This was followed by another shipment of 30,000 doses on April 12 and another 83,000 doses on April 19.

The quantities of vaccines are part of the 200,000 doses Guyana purchased from the Government of Russia. Amerijet said on Monday that it transported the vaccines free of cost to the government and people of Guyana as part of its humanitarian support.

The Sputnik V vaccines at the CJIA (Photo: Ministry of Health/May 17, 2021)

The airline said it hopes Monday’s shipment will help provide relief to the impacted communities in Guyana.

“These are the kinds of shipments that remind us that we move the goods that enrich and connect the lives of our friends, customers, and the communities we serve; they can change and even save lives,” the company said in a brief statement.

So far, Sputnik V has been approved for use in 60 countries and is positioned as second among COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, in terms of approvals issued by various regulators.

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