Head-of-State receives COVID-19 vaccine, urges all to become inoculated

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All Guyanese are being urged by President Irfaan Ali, to take their dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine , since this will significantly aid in protecting citizens as well as allowing the country to get ahead of the pandemic.

The Head of State made this call shortly after his inoculation and assured that no resource will be spared in having every single Guyanese vaccinated before the end of the year.

“Fellow Guyanese I’m very pleased to inform you that I took the COVID-19 vaccine. And I want to take this opportunity to encourage every Guyanese to take the vaccine. While it is not mandatory, I want to urge you, as far as possible, to consider taking the vaccine.”

President Ali noted that the government is expecting another batch of vaccines shortly, which will be rolled out in a phased manner to Guyanese, and dialogues are ongoing to source more in the near future.

“Only today, I had engagement with the Organization of Islamic Conference. We continue to reach out directly to suppliers of the Russian vaccine, Sinopharm, Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca. We’ve also reached out to other suppliers in the UAE, because you know it is becoming a global shortage in getting the vaccines itself.”

He also underscored the importance of being vaccinated in light of the havocs being wreaked upon nations globally, including Guyana, where the numbers of persons testing positive for COVID-19 rise daily.

“It is important for us to ensure that we explore every avenue, having access to these vaccines in a speedy manner, and ensuring that it fits into our plan of having the entire country vaccinated before the end of the year, so you can rest assured that we will continue to work aggressively on this.”

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