Curbside/Drive-Thru COVID Vaccination Initiative Launched in Guyana

Curbside/Drive-Thru COVID Vaccination Initiative Launched in Guyana

On Friday, the Government of Guyana officially announced their (COVID-19) vaccination drive-through initiative to being today at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD).

Health specialists said that the target of the drive is to make COVID-19 antibodies more available for citizens, as well as to increase the immunization rate. They also stated that individuals who get the vaccine on Saturday are required to remain on-site for 15 minutes and Dr. Anthony said at least 40 volunteers will aid the activity.

Guyana’s Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony said, “Once you get into the stadium those arrangements are in place where someone would approach the car, and see how many occupants are there would need vaccination. Then they will do the paperwork for vaccination then proceed to the next station. At that station, the paperwork is verified and then they will do the actual jab.”

“While its inventive and novel, I figure we ought to have the option to get a many individuals immunized once we have people coming. We have been teaming up with various organizations so the Ministry of Culture has sympathetically allowed us the utilization of the arena, Ministry of Public works is assisting us with lighting and the Ministry of Home Affairs is assisting us with traffic signal,” the Health Minister added.

Guyana is drawing nearer towards accomplishing herd immunity as more than 172,000 people have so far got their first portion of the COVID-19 vaccination, addressing 35.4 percent of the grown-up populace. More than 38,000 or eight percent of the grown-up populace have been completely vaccinated.