Fully vaccinated elders die from COVID-19

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The Ministry of Health has announced that two fully vaccinated persons have died from COVID-19 in Guyana. The two males who were both housed in the Intensive Care Unit had several underlying conditions including diabetes, hypertension and other conditions.

The Government has been encouraging persons to take the vaccine as to ensure that they do not die or suffer severely from COVID-19 complications.

At the sidelines of the anniversary of the Ocean View Infectious Disease Hospital, Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony told reporters that the two patients presented with “severe comorbidities.”

Further he admitted, “The patients were extremely sick, their prognosis would have been bad from the onset.”

He later explained that that many of the patients at the Ocean View hospital are unvaccinated though there have been a few cases where persons who have received one dose of the vaccine being hospitalised. And those persons, he pointed out, also have severe underlying conditions.

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