Guyana Orders Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine


Guyana Orders Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine

Guyana’s Government announced on Sunday its planned third shipment of 60,000 doses of the Spuntink vaccine this week in a bid to build the battle against COVID-19.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony, shared that Guyana is likewise anticipating an extra 38, 000 doses of antibodies through COVAX, which is attempting to guarantee reasonable and fair admittance to vaccines around the world.

“Next week we are expecting a shipment of vaccines, ones that we bought, expecting more Sputnik V to come in next week. We are also expecting, if all goes well, another shipment of vaccines from COVAX, but we are awaiting the final date for that.

“For Sputnik V, we are looking at about 60,000 doses, and for COVAX, we’re looking at 38, 000 doses,”  Anthony said during Friday’s COVID-19 update.

Guyana got its first transfer of 25,000 dosages of the Sputnik V antibody from Russia on April 2. This was trailed by another shipment of 30,000 dosages on April 12.

The amounts of immunizations are essential for the 200,000 dosages Guyana bought from the Government of Russia.

In a previous meeting, Anthony showed that the two-portion antibody would be sent to Guyana at a time period of weeks among first and second dosages.

The Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has affirmed that the Sputnik V immunization is 97.6 percent successful against COVID-19.

This depends on the investigation of information on sickness contamination rates among individuals accepting the two shots of the immunization.

Up until this point, Sputnik V has been affirmed for use in 60 nations and is situated as second among COVID-19 antibodies around the world, regarding endorsements gave by different controllers.

Additionally, Guyana recently received vaccines from Barbados, India, China and through COVAX.