Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony is encouraging citizens to go out to the vaccination sites across the country and be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Moments, after he was administered with the Russian made, Sputnik V vaccine that arrived over the weekend, Dr. Anthony reminded that vaccines “really work” and the COVID-19 vaccines will prevent people from contracting the more serious forms of the disease.
The Government rolled out additional vaccine sites today in its efforts to ramp up the vaccination of citizens.
Over 40,000 persons have already been vaccinated in the past three weeks. The Health Ministry is hoping to vaccinate as many as 40,000 people each week moving forward.
The COVID-19 situation in Guyana continues to be worrying. In the past 5 days, 14 persons lost their lives the virus and almost 200 new cases were reported.
Last month saw over 1600 new cases and more than 30 deaths.