Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony says Members of Parliament (MPs) will have the opportunity to be vaccinated from the recent consignment of COVID-19 vaccines, given calls made for them to be immunised to bolster public confidence in the vaccines.

“We are going to consider that during this current run because there are not many parliamentarians and we think we will be able to cover them. So, those parliamentarians who would be interested in getting their vaccine, we will make those vaccines available in this round,” Dr Anthony said.

On Sunday, Guyana received 80,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India. This, coupled with the 20,000 doses of Sinopharm the Government received from China last Tuesday, brings the total amount to 100,000 doses. Both vaccines are being distributed across the regions to ensure that every eligible person is immunised.

Dr Anthony said eventually, there will be enough vaccines to inoculate everyone in the country. Before the end of March, Guyana is expected to receive 104,000 doses through the COVAX facility. Meanwhile, Guyana is to purchase some 149,000 doses under an arrangement between CARICOM and the African Union.


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