The Ministry of Health has once again found itself in the spot of running out of 2nd dose shots of the Sputnik coronavirus vaccine.
The recent shipment of 2nd dose shots was a small quantity. Only 5000 shots arrived and were administered within days across the country.
Some regions complained about the small number of doses that were dispatched to them although they have a much larger number of persons awaiting the 2nd dose.
Only 500 of the 2nd dose shots were dispatched to Berbice, while other communities and regions got between 100 and 500 shots each.
The situation remains worrying for many persons who were administered the first dose and are currently waiting on their 2nd dose.
When the 5000 doses arrived recently, the Ministry announced that only those who were administered the first dose in April should come forward for the 2nd dose. But even with that requirement, the doses ran out before all those administered that first dose in April could have gotten their 2nd dose.
The Minister of Health has since indicated that another batch of 2nd dose shots is expected soon.
The manufacturer of the vaccine has found itself running short on 2nd doses, forcing some countries to put a hold on their order until there is an equal number of 2nd dose shots to match the first dose shots.
Additionally, all of the countries that used the same middleman from the United Arab Emirates have complained about the slow delivery of supplies although they found themselves paying double the price for the vaccines. Guyana is among the countries that bought the vaccines through the middle man.