100,000 Pfizer vaccines for children expected in September
Guyana should receive 100,000 doses of the US- made Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in September, according to PAHO/WHO Representative to Guyana, Dr. Luis Codina.
Dr. Codina said this on Friday following the arrival of the third shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX facility. The COVAX facility is a global mechanism that was created to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
In July, President Dr Irfaan Ali promised to allocate all of the Pfizer vaccines the country receives to children.
Since the Pfizer vaccine is given in two doses, a quantity of 100,000 vaccines would be able to fully immunise 50,000 children.
A total of 57,600 AstraZeneca arrived on Friday at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. This adds to the 62,400 AstraZeneca doses the country received through the facility from the two earlier shipments.
At a short press briefing after the arrival of the vaccines, Dr. Anthony confirmed that a quantity of Pfizer vaccines will arrive in the fourth shipment of vaccines from the COVAX facility. This shipment is expected next month.