Guyana to receive 33,600 COVAX vaccines Monday


Guyana is set to receive 33,600 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the COVAX facility on Monday March 29th, boosting the government’s plans to begin vaccinating persons over 40  from Wednesday March 31.

Over the last few weeks, Georgetown had reported silence from the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) COVAX facility on how much of the badly needed vaccines would be supplied to Guyana and when.  Yesterday, the PAHO/WHO website stated that 33,600 doses of the AstraZeneca jab are in transit to Guyana and the shipment is expected on Monday.