10 out of 100 Guyanese adults receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine – Dr Leslie Ramsammy

Guyana has surpassed 50,000 vaccinations by noon today. This was revealed by Health Minister’s Adviser, Dr Leslie Ramsammy in a Facebook post.

Dr Ramsammy says Guyana still has a long way to go, but this achievement is an important milestone. He highlighted that 31 countries around the world have not yet given a single dose of the Covid vaccine.

Barbados with over 60,000 vaccinations, is the only Caribbean country ahead of Guyana. Dr Ramsammy says by this time next week, Guyana will be ranked number one in CARICOM for vaccination.

“This means that 10 out of 100 Guyanese adults have received the first dose. This puts Guyana ahead of most countries around the world. ”He says the Government would like to vaccinate 100,000 more individuals by the end of April.

The Government is calling on citizens to help them achieve this target, as it increases efforts to secure herd immunity. (Public Information Department)