UK donates 84, 800 doses of AstraZeneca to Guyana
See full statement from the British High Commission below:
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced that the UK is sending 84,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Guyana as part of the first batch of the 100 million doses the UK pledged, to get the poorest parts of the world vaccinated as a matter of urgency. The 84,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will be arriving in Guyana on 2 August.
British High Commissioner H.E. Jane Miller OBE said that “The UK is proud to be supporting the expansion of Guyana’s Covid-19 vaccine programme. We congratulate the Government of Guyana for its determined efforts to roll out this important vaccination – a key step in our exit from all the Covid-19 restrictions we are all having to live through. I encourage everyone to get evidence based information on the Covid-19 vaccine, get vaccinated and encourage your friends and family to be vaccinated too. It saves lives.”
High Commissioner H.E. Miller and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Mr. Malcolm Watkins signed the bilateral agreement.