Guyana is expected to receive some 80,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Government of India next week, says the country’s Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony.

The allotment will come from the 500,000 doses promised by the Indian government to the Caribbean.

This development comes on the heels of Guyana’s Caribbean Community (CARICOM) counterpart, Barbados, donating some 3,000 doses earlier this month. Those jabs were given to the frontline workers and for the staff at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown.

Meanwhile, another 104,000 doses of AstraZeneca from the COVAX mechanism is yet to arrive. Guyana has also been promised an additional 22,000 Sinopharm vaccines from China, and a further 150,000 via the CARICOM/African Union agreement.


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