Another 5,000 Sputnik V vaccines here; single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines arrive

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Another 5,000 second doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Guyana on Monday, with the first batch of the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccines.

This was announced on Monday afternoon through a post made on the Ministry of Health’s Facebook page.  It was stated that the vaccines arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), at Timehri on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD), at around 12:00 hrs.

The Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines that arrived on Monday (Photo: Ministry of Health)

That Facebook post did not state how many Johnson and Johnson vaccines arrived. Earlier on Monday, though, Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony said that Guyana is expected to receive 34,000 doses of the US-manufactured Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

This vaccine is a single-dose vaccine and was procured from CARICOM through an agreement made with the African Union. Dr. Anthony previously stated that the Johnson and Johnson vaccines would be distributed in hinterland communities, especially in those hard-to-reach communities since it is a single-dose vaccine.

The AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Sputnik V vaccines which require two shots are currently being used in the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

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