Big expansion in COVID vaccinations from next week – President – -persons over 40 will be eligible

Persons 40 years and older will from next week be eligible to receive  COVID-19 vaccines.

This announcement was made by President Irfaan Ali during a COVID-19 vaccination update this evening. The President stated that, “Early in the new week, the vaccination programme will be expanded to all persons 40 years and older”.

He noted that with this aggressive expansion of the programme the government has procured some 200,000 doses of vaccines and is exploring the procurement of another 200,000 doses so as to be able to achieve herd immunity.

During this update President Ali mentioned that a number of private sector agencies have been engaged so as to assist with the effort.

Guyana only has enough vaccines presently for 51,500 persons which means that the 200,000 doses will have to begin arriving next week to cater for the expanded immunisations.