Guyana receives over 100,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines from COVAX
The U.S. Embassy announces the donation by the United States Government of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to fighting the pandemic, as the leading financial donor to COVAX.
The donated doses of vaccine arrived in Georgetown on October 8. This brings the total number of vaccines donated to Guyana through the COVAX distribution to 266,220. This is in addition to the 143,250 Pfizer vaccines donated directly from the United States to Guyana.
“I hope this donation encourages more Guyanese to take the jab. None of us is safe until all of us are safe; with COVID-19 infections unchecked, countries’ healthcare systems are at risk of collapse, and we will see higher mortality rates, broader transmission, and the possibility of new variants spreading – continuing to put Americans and Guyanese at risk,” said US Ambassador Sarah- Ann Lynch. (Press release from US Embassy)