Guyana receives 146,250 Pfizer vaccine donation from US

The island country of Guyana has received a donation of 146,250 Pfizer vaccine COVID-19 doses from the United States administration on August 24, 2021. These vaccines are provided by the US administration under Joe Biden's promise to help the world fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guyana: The island country of Guyana has received a donation of 146,250 Pfizer vaccine COVID-19 doses from the United States administration on August 24, 2021. These vaccines are provided by the US administration under Joe Biden’s promise to help the world fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The island country will utilise this donation of COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate children who are 12 and older.

A statement from the US Embassy cited that this donation from the United States to Guyana was announced by the White House and included approximately 14 million doses to the nations Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and CARICOM.

The statement further noted that “This shipment of the COVID-19 vaccines would not have been possible without the partnership of the Ministry of Health, the Caribbean Health Agency, and the Pan American Health Organization.”

The US Ambassador to Guyana – Sarah-AnnLynch, stated that “We are proud to make these safe & effective COVID-19 vaccines available to the residents of Guyana.”

The statement by the US embassy further noted that the United States has provided more than US$1.3 million to Guyana in its fight against COVID-19 and has contributed US$4 billion in support of the COVAX delivery process that has provided 165,600 vaccines against COVID-19 in Guyana.

The US administration sent a donation of the COVID-19 vaccines to the other Caribbean regions earlier this month to help them fight the dangerous COVID-19 vaccine.

As per the statistics, there are 24,506 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 mutant, while 601 lost their lives to the contagious virus so far in Guyana.

In addition, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Republic of Guyana, on August 24’s afternoon, accepted the Letters of Credence from the Non-Resident Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Guyana, His Excellency Saleh Ahmad Salem Alzaraim Alsuwaidi. The President and the Ambassador exchanged pleasantries and spoke about bilateral collaborations between the two countries.