There are enough COVID-19 vaccines in storage to provide all persons who have received their first dose, the Ministry of Health has assured.
According to the Advisor to the Health Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, many persons have been calling expressing concern that they will not be able to get their second dose. Their concerns have been heightened by rumors that the Ministry of Health has been using up all vaccines that have come into the country.
“These rumors are the work of persons with malicious intent. The Government of Guyana and the Ministry of Health have ensured that for everyone receiving a first dose, there is an equivalent amount of vaccine doses stored away. We assured persons not to worry,their second doses are secured safely and there will be no delay in them receiving their second doses. Even as the MOH assures the public everyone with a first does is guaranteed second doses on a timely basis, the MOH urges those spreading rumors and fake news to desist from such reckless behavior,” Dr Ramsammy said.
As the rollout continues with almost 100 permanent sites in the ten regions, the MOH is also reaching out to communities on a daily basis. These outreaches are taken to different communities every day.