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BREAKING: Guyanese 18-Yrs and older to get COVID vaccine from Friday

Advisor to the Minister of Health Dr. Leslie Ramsammy on Thursday afternoon announced that the Ministry will be rolling out vaccinations for persons 18 and older from tomorrow Friday, April 16, 2021.

โ€œWe go to all age groups starting at age 18 and above as of tomorrow for COVID -19 vaccination,โ€ the Minister said on his Facebook page.

In a statement shortly before his announcement, Dr. Ramsammy noted that there is no shortage of vaccines to administer the second doses as well.

โ€œThere are enough COVID-19 vaccines in storage to provide all persons who have received their first dose,โ€ he said in response to rumors that there have been heightened by rumours that the Ministry of Health has been using up all vaccines that have come into the country.

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.

Today, there are outreaches in communities like Seafield (Region 5), Pomeroon River (Region 2), Hope Estate (Region 4). Tomorrow, there are outreaches in Buxton, Victoria, Charity, Novar/Dundee, Strathspey.

This weekend, there are outreaches in Festival City and Plaisance (Region 4), Affiance, Queenstown, Jack Low, Siriki and Abrams Creek (Region 2).

During next week outreaches will be conducted in Orealla/Siparuta (Region 6), Moraikobai (Region 5), Charity, St. Denny and Masahbo (Region 2) and several communities in Regions 1,7,8, 9 and 10.

In Region 8, during the last week, outreaches have been conducted in the North Pakaraimas, Orinduik, Waipa, Sandhill, Kaibarupai, Kopinang and Maikwak. Today, Region 8 continues in Kopinang and Kamana.

In the next week, in Region 8, outreach teams will visit Kato, Kurukabaru, Arasawa, Itabac, Kanapang and Chuing Mouth. These are just some of the outreaches that are being conducted every day.

By the end of this week, Guyana would have taken possession of an overall total of 260,000 doses of vaccines, the former Health Minister said.

Another shipment of vaccines from COVAX is due to deliver to Guyana within weeks. Guyana had received 24,000 doses of vaccines from COVAX in March and is due to receive a larger shipment.