Health Ministry starts Sputnik vaccine rollout

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony being administered his COVID-19 vaccine. (DPI photo)

The rollout of the recently acquired Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines began yesterday with Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony and several senior ministry officials being among the first to get their  dose of the vaccine.

Twenty-five thousand doses of the Sputnik V vaccines arrived in Guyana last Friday. According to Anthony, the vaccine needs to be stored at a particular temperature so extra training was done with healthcare workers on how the vaccine should be administered. This has since wrapped up and the teams were deployed to regions across Guyana.