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Guyana receives more Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 from US

Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy, Adrienne Galanek, and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) representative Ranier Escalada

Guyana on Tuesday received a shipment of 52,800 Pfizer pediatric vaccines from the United States of America (USA).

This brings the total number of vaccines donated to Guyana to 354,660 and was handed over at the Ministry of Health’s Kingston bond.

“This shipment would not be possible without the partnership of the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization,” a statement from the US Embassy here said.

In handing over the donation, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Adrienne Galanek noted that “we remain steadfast in our commitment to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and help save lives.”

Meanwhile, Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony noted that the vaccine’s arrival is timely since the last batch from Spain finished a week ago.

The United States has already provided more than 550 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 115 countries as part of a commitment to donate 1.2 billion doses worldwide.


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