84, 800 doses of Astra-Zeneca vaccines arrive from the UK

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A total of 84, 800 Astra-Zenenca vaccines arrived in the country on Monday morning as Guyana races towards vaccination of the adult population, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, Advisor to the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

The vaccines were secured through an arrangement between the Government of Guyana and the Government of the United Kingdom.

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had 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.

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.”

She congratulated the Government 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.

High Commissioner H.E. Miller and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Mr. Malcolm Watkins had signed the bilateral agreement.

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